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Shrenu Parikh on having a positive body image and stereotypes

Parikh has been away from the TV for a while now and is in fact looking out for interesting projects in the web world.

Published: Tuesday,Jun 22, 2021 08:50 AM GMT-06:00
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Actor Shrenu Parikh definitely doesn't need any introduction when it comes to her body of work where the actor has been a part of some of the most successful shows on the tube like Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon... Ek Baar Phir and Ishqbaaaz among others.

Parikh has been away from the TV for a while now and is in fact looking out for interesting projects in the web world. In a recent interview with ETimes TV, Parikh opened up on future plans, advocating positive body image and TV actors being stereotyped among other things.

On her transformation recently, she said, "The kind of projects that are in the pipeline is aligned with my photoshoots. The ethnic wear and the western looks are for one of my upcoming projects. It was a deliberate move because I wanted to venture into OTT. So, I worked really hard. Having said that, I also want to say that I did not lose weight per se to get work but yes, after COVID, I did realise how important it is to stay healthy."

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She added, "Our body is a temple, we have to give it a lot of attention. I focussed on my diet, workout and things just fell in place. I've always been a short, curvy, and chubby girl, I own it up and I kick a** with it. Things are changing. Across the globe also celebrities are promoting positive body image and it's time that we shed our zero figured requisites and be happy with our own bodies."

On TV actors being stereotyped, she said, "I feel that there will always be a demarcation in mediums be it films, TV or OTT but lines are vanishing slowly, they are fazing out. In fact, I will always vouch for TV actors more - we are much more resilient than other actors because we work straight for 12 hours, are tired but still, we have the energy to remember our lines and to dance and cry, laugh on the same day at the same time. We play so many characters within our show itself. There are tracks where you play someone else. I feel very proud about my medium and people do realise it. Sooner or later, they do understand it, it's just about giving a chance. And, I think we are shining pretty much there, Sushant (Singh Rajput) being one of them."

Finally, when asked ahout marriage plans, she said, "This is not something that I am looking at right now. My career is on top priority but I do have a basic girl's dream, I do want to settle down but that perfect someone is still missing. So, yes, of course, marriage is on the cards but when I don't know."

Shrenu Parikh Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon... Ek Baar Phir  Ishqbaaaz 

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