In a bid to attempt versatile characters, today’s actors are willing to step down from the lead characters to play the parallel lead. Actress Aparna Dixit who was last seen in Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi, she is currently essaying the parallel lead in Rajan Shahi’s Woh Toh Hai Albelaa.
During a recent interview, the actress was asked if she was apprehensive about settling for the second lead. Replying to the question, Aparna said, “Not at all. I have been wanting to work with Rajan (Shahi) sir and I am glad that everything fell into place. Besides, I have followed a very hectic schedule for almost six to seven years because I played the protagonist in shows. I enjoyed it thoroughly but now, I wanted a little change in my lifestyle, as I wished to be able to explore other mediums and spend quality time with my family, too. When you are playing the lead role, you have to let go of other offers because of the commitment to that one show. Now, I am not bound to a project and take up something other than just that. I love TV anyway, as it has made me whatever I am today and instead of a long commitment, I wanted to play an impactful role and explore the web, films, and singles.”
Talking about the criterion she follows even if she is offered to play the second lead, the actress said, “A lot has changed from the time I played the parallel lead initially in my career to what I am being offered today. People are aware of the work I have done in all these years. They respect it and value my talent. They try to give me something that’s challenging. So, it has been a conscious decision to take up parallel lead characters but they have to be strong and of equal importance. After playing the central characters, it is very important that you get the right project or it can get frustrating.”