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Interesting phase in TV now, content has become more mature: Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran says the small screen has undergone a metamorphosis over the period of time.

Updated:October 24, 2014, 5:32 PM IST
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Interesting phase in TV now, content has become more mature: Sudha Chandran
Sudha Chandran says the small screen has undergone a metamorphosis over the period of time.

New Delhi: Sudha Chandran, who has returned to TV in a full-fledged role in 'Shastri Sisters', says the small screen has undergone a metamorphosis over the period of time.

The 50-year-old actress said TV has moved on from decked up looks to relatable contents.

"This is my full-fledged role after a long time. I was doing small roles in few shows. I strongly feel TV has changed now. The content in TV has become more mature and relatable. "It has taken a leap from loads of make-up to nice and simpler looks. I am very excited about doing 'Shastri Sisters'," Sudha, who was last seen in 'Mata ki howki'(2008), told PTI.

In 'Shastri Sisters', which revolves around the life of four sisters, Sudha is portraying the role of buaji (aunty). Unlike her previous characters, she dons a positive role on the Colors' show for the first time. "I have been wanting to do a substantial role for quite sometime. When they offered me this role which is positive and well-defined, I jumped on it. The character is modern and yet authoritative," she said.

Sudha opted for the show because she could connect to the subject of it. "I am a regular follower of the show. It attracts me because I also have sisters. The subject is very nostalgic and has loads of sentimental values attached to it. All of the actors are brilliant on the show," she said.

The ace Bharatanatyam dancer has shifted down South as she was not doing much shows in Mumbai. "I shifted to South because I was getting typecast here, I was judging three reality shows there and also doing the Malayalam version of the TV show 'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya'. I am playing the role of Kokila Modi in it," she said.

Asked if TV actresses have small shelf life, Sudha said, "I don't think so. If we talk about character actors they are always in demand. Actress like Aruna Irani will always be needed in a script. Arunaji started of her career when she was eight-year-old and now also she is going strong on TV."

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