Indian TV Actors Marriage Pics
Priyanka Naithani, TNN Sep 22, 2012, 12.00AM IST
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TOI explores why some television actors quit their careers quite early. Many admit that the work pressure leads to a burn-out
Television actors may start young, but quite a few of them also quit their acting careers relatively soon. While some do it to take a break, others feel their fame is waning out. Still others prefer to tie the knot and settle into family life. Does the fact that they appear on the small screen almost every day lead to over-exposure and ultimately a burn-out?
Recently Anjum Farooki who plays Gauri in the show Balika Vadhu bid adieu to the show. She is planning to tie the knot and settle down in life. Neha Marda aka Gehna of the same show also quit TV last year to tie the knot with a Patna-based businessman. As compared to the generation of TV stars before them, are these actors burning out earlier in their career?
According to Anjum, stardom on TV is temporary. "As actors, we have a very small shelf life, " she says. "It is very important to strike a balance between your personal and professional life. I have never planned my future and just believe in going with the flow. I never thought that I would become an actor as I was working as a creative writer and used to cover the entertainment section. I have worked closely with television actors, so I know how short their stardom is, " she adds.
Mouli Ganguly, who also took a break of a year and a half post her marriage to beau Mazher Syedd, says it is a very "disillusioned" industry. "Till you are in demand, they make you feel like a princess. But you need a personal life too, " she says. According to her, it all depends on the individual. "There are a few workaholics in this industry who can manage work and family but I think there is no harm in taking a break and indulging in some quality time with your family. The commitment on TV is crazy. After my comeback, when I was doing Kya Hua Tera Vaada, we shot continuously and I couldn't go home for three days. That's the kind of commitment one needs for television and I think it becomes difficult once you are married, " she explains.
The work pressure slowly becomes difficult to handle. Producer Sudhir Sharma says working continuously for 25 to 30 days can get very taxing for the actors. "It is quite natural for them to burn out early in their career. My lead, Akansha Singh, is just 19, so it may happen that she feels saturated by the time she turns 25, " he says.