Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba’s Comeback to TVby Opinion Express September 1, 2018 0 comments
Minissha Lamba will be seen in Colors’ upcoming drama Internet Wala Love. Presenting a new-age love story, the show also stars Shivin Narang and Tunisha Sharma.
She was a pint-sized wonder, stealing many hearts with her deep-pool eyes and as the innocent Kashmiri girl in Yahaan. And Bollywood fell in love as she ran slow and steady. But then she dropped out of the map because meaningful, content-driven roles were more the exception than the rule in her time. A couple of distractions courtesy reality shows and music videos later, she retreated into her own space. Actor Minissha Lamba is now gearing up to make her mark again, this time with the play Mirror-Mirror, a psychological drama about a woman placed in the most extraordinary circumstances that changes her destiny forever. Directed by Saif Hyder Hasan, it is the story of sibling rivalry and traces the relationship between identical twins Minal and Maanya, both essayed by Minissha, in the 75-minute narrative. A power punch performance that threw her back to the discipline of her fresher days in Delhi.
That is not all. She also has a new-age love story-based TV show, InternetWala Love. Spilling the beans on why she took up the show, Minissha said, “Everything has become virtual nowadays. People tend to connect more over the social media than real life. I play Mahira, who is a self-made woman, successful and glamorous, but who is a lonely heart.”
She is happy to play a strong and powerful character, something that is rare in the television space. “There are a lot of women who are working successfully but they are not represented on Indian television,” Minissha said. As Mahira, the 33-year-old actress will portray the role of a wedding planner and owner of a radio station.
As the show is about internet and how love blossoms in today’s time through social media, Minissha is not immune to the dangers of the new medium like trolling. “In personal life, we don’t insult and abuse someone on a regular basis. But people who think something bad about someone and cannot express it openly use a social media platform to do so.”
Talking about the challenges for her comeback role, she added, “I had to play the role of a strict person, which is unlike me.” Television is infamous for its long hours. But Minissha, who has only worked for the big screen, feels that time is of no concern if she enjoys working every day.
Minissha, who has starred in superhits like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Yahaan, Kidnap and Well Done Abba among others, has been missing from the big screen since 2014. She shared the reason, “You need to start afresh. I have been lucky to have had a good run and worked in some great films. Now, I am excited to make this switch. I hope it will be a great journey.”
Minissha is doing theatre simply because digitisation and online streaming is taking over the live performing arts, “Every art form has its own audience. But the more commercial it is, the more audience it will have. People always look for the easiest way to do things. For instance, it is effortless for people to watch series and films over the digital platforms as they have the freedom to watch anything at a convenient time.”
Interestingly if not an actress, Minissha would have been a writer or apparently, a journalist. She said, “I am in between the process of learning how to write, let’s see what comes up next.”
Writer: Team Viva
Courtesy: The Pioneer