Mumbai: Sambhabana Mohanty has made her small screen debut with the new show ‘Rajaa Betaa’. The Odia actress, who looks up to popular TV actress Divyanka Tripathi asserted that she didn’t shift to Mumbai five months ago to try her hand at the Hindi film industry, but her focus has always been on doing TV shows.
“I would call myself not ‘too ambitious’ I guess. Hindi movies have never been my scene. When I thought of going to Mumbai, I was not interested in doing web shows or advertisements or films. Maybe it’s because…I extensively gave auditions for TV shows and it worked out in my favour. My focus has always been on TV,” Sambhabana told this agency here.
She doesn’t binge watch TV shows though. “I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I idolise certain women on Indian TV, like Divyanka Tripathi. She is extremely good and proved it without acting in Hindi films. I would like to do the same,” said the daughter of actress Snigdha Mohanty.
What if she gets the chance to work in a Hindi movie? “I would obviously be open to work in movies, web shows and also advertisements because work is work. I wouldn’t say no to it, but it’s not like I would give in all my energy to concentrate on those,” asserted the Odia girl.
Talking about ‘Rajaa Betaa’, she shared: “My character Purva does not play Vedant’s (actor Rrahul Sudhir) love interest in the beginning of the show. Purva has a boyfriend and she is planning to marry him. But Purva ends up getting married to Vedant and she plays a vital role in Vedant’s life.”
She has been shooting for the show for the last two months.
“I come from a movie background. We would finish doing a movie in Orissa in two or three months. In TV shows, you probably know what’s going to happen in the first 10 episodes. Then things change,” pointed out Sambhabana.
“New additions keep on happening. TV shows are more difficult because you need to have ‘on and off switch’,” she signed off.