Nobody offers me negative roles: Shivani Surve

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Shivani Surve, known for her bubbly image onscreen, says she is ready to play negative roles but nobody is ready to offer her that type of characters.

“I might do a negative role, but nobody offers me negative characters. Everybody says that ‘No, you can’t do that’. They think that I don’t look like a vamp. So, I really don’t know what will make me look like that.

“Maybe my face is sweet enough for that type of roles. I can’t do any ‘vampish’ character,” Shivani, who has featured in TV shows like “Navyaa, “Phulwa” and “Anamika”, told IANS.

Asked why actors get bored and leave TV shows after playing a character for a long time, Shivani said: “Why does it happen with them… I don’t understand? I never get bored with doing repeatedly the same scenes.

“You are an actor, it means you are a creative person. In every scene you have to show your creativity. The day you will get bored, it means you are not showing your creativity. You are doing acting for the money purpose.”

Shivani will next be seen in “Jana Na Dil Se Door” wherein she will portray the role of Vividha.

“Vividha is a very different character. There are a lot of shades in her character. That’s why I decided to be part of this show.

“The story of the show is based in Ajmer, but she doesn’t know what’s happening outside that city and doesn’t know anything about the bad and good people in the world. The show features how Atharva (Vikram Singh Chauhan) makes Vividha a strong and individual girl. It tells how both of them fall in love with each other,” she said.

Sharing similarities between her role and her personal life, Shivani said: “Vividha is very attached to her family. So am I. Also, she is sweet just like me.”

Apart from Hindi shows, Shivani has also appeared in several Marathi serials like “Devyani” and “Sundar Maza Ghar” — And she says that working in any daily soap is similar irrespective of the language in which it is being made.

“For me, it’s not at all different. I have to do same things in Hindi and Marathi. It’s just that the language changes. Apart from that, everything else remains the same for me. I love working in both Marathi and Hindi shows,” Shivani said.

“Jana Na Dil Se Door” will be aired on Star Plus from May 9 onwards.

(The writer is in Mumbai at the invitation of Star Plus. Sandeep Sharma can be contacted at sandeep.s@ians.in.)

–IANS

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