The actor-model considers the small screen a better and safer environment for young actors, especially women. Tanisha Mehta
“Look, work is happening across mediums and we are all keen to explore and experiment. From my understanding, the television industry resonates well with the ethos of the youth and is open to newcomers, especially young women. Very safe to work in. I have been here for a few years and my experience has been good. The way the entire cast and crew associated with a show turns into a family in a short span of time, speaks volumes about how the industry works. Does Good Luck … the actor feels.
Mehta, who relocated from Australia to join the Indian entertainment industry, says, “Before moving to India, I had done a few Hindi music videos. I left behind a settled life to pursue a career in acting. When I started looking for work, it was also difficult to find the right places to audition. At one point, I broke down and decided to go back but my mother let me stay. That’s when I reworked a few things, including my accent, and finally got my first show.
On another note, Mehta is concerned about the growing influence of social media on the work prospects of actors.
“The current social media scene is unreal and impactful: I mean how can work be decided based on followers. I am trying to balance both my social media profile and TV career, but it is not an easy task .It is important for us to give importance to work and talent as it will definitely matter more.As every other person can buy followers then where is the end of all this because Those who are working hard are not getting anything, My craft has been, and will remain, my focus for me,” says Mehta, who is currently shooting for the show Hug me,