It is very common to see actors to get type-cast in India, hence quite often actors generally prefer not to do roles that are older than what they are. Here is one actress, Reena Kapoor who does not choose her roles until the character is well written and portrayed. She says she doesn’t have a problem staying home for 2 years at length but she will always pick characters that she loves and that the audience can fall in love with. Currently, in Dangal TV’s Ranju Ki Betiyaan, Reena is seen playing a single mother to 4 grown-up daughters.
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When asked if she had any apprehensions before taking up such a role she said, “I didn’t have any apprehensions about playing a mother to grown-up daughters as the role was very good. I think in the entertainment industry there are 2 categories of roles; one where you are 18-19 and you are doing romantic characters and the other where you play a mother. Out of which, the first, I don’t think it is my age anymore to play such characters. The only other option is to play a ‘Bhabhi’ which I am not very keen to do. I want to do good work and the character’s age doesn’t matter to me.”
She also added, “I loved the character in the first narration because the story was all about her struggles and how she comes out of it. And I knew I had to do it even though my family wasn’t sure if I should pick a project amidst a pandemic. Even today I love the character and the story so much that I ask for the script of the future episodes only to know what will happen next.”
Even the audience is always on the edge of their seats to know what happens next in Ranju Ki Betiyaan.
Ranju Ki Betiyaan is a heart touching story of a single mother Ranju and her struggles of raising 4 daughters in a patriarchal society. It delves into the various societal issues faced by single mothers, and will witness Ranju empowering herself to raise her four daughters single-handedly to help them achieve their dreams. Catch Ranju Ki Betiyaan at 9.30pm only on Dangal TV.