Addite Shirwaikar, last seen as a negative character in Dulhann is a very goody girl and her new role in Kumkum fits her personality to the ‘T’. “This is one show where I don’t have to act, as Mini is just like me”, says Addite who has been part of many other shows as well.
She did not speak much about the trials and tribulations Mini will soon face, except that her love affair will give rise to a twist.
Addite blames the recent 20 year generation leap for quitting Dulhann. "I could not see myself playing an older woman", quips the actress. She then clarifies saying, "Don't get me wrong, Chandra did not need to grey her hair, but there was no growth to the character, as she would have done the same thing that she did before the leap".
This Mumbai born girl who has also worked in many shows besides Saarthi and Milli(Khushi) as well, is waiting for a realistic TV role. "I know family sagas require drama, but some times the creatives tend to go overboard. Like my character in Dulhann would wear heavy sarees even at night. But with channels like NDTV Imagine coming up, things are beginning to look up", confides Addite. Talking about her dream role, the actress states, "I want to do characters which reflect today's woman, who are not bad, but are very practical and assertive."
According to her, the best role she has done till date has been her debut show 'Shararat'. "Although I am totally not like that nerdy boy crazy Neeta, yet that character is closest to my heart", says Addite. On the reality genre, she would like to take part in a show which teaches acting. "I have not got any formal training in the medium, you see!", states the gorgeous actress.
Additie seems to be among the few TV stars who have no big screen ambitions. "I am content doing TV, the idiot box is no more a poor cousin of the big screen", she ended.
Author: Anil Merani