Women not playing diverse roles on TV: Shweta Tiwari

She enjoyed being the favourite next-door-girl in "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", the first female winner of reality show"Bigg Boss" and now a strict mom in "Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meeth". But Shweta Tiwari feels women do not

Monday, July 02, 2012 | 9:57:58 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 48 Comments  |  13764 Views

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She enjoyed being the favourite next-door-girl in "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", the first female winner of reality show"Bigg Boss" and now a strict mom in "Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi". But Shweta Tiwari feels women do not get to play diverse roles in TV shows.

"What I see is that women are not portraying too many characters or shades on screen. They are playing sweet, simple and nice roles. That is the only thing they do until they play a negative role," Shweta told IANS.

"If you see 'Balika Vadhu' she is the same. 'Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka' is also the same. If you see any other show, all the leads look identically the same. No one is doing anything different," she said.

However, Shweta feels that her character of Sweety in "Parvarrish..." is true to real life and has all the shades of life.

"Sweety is at times mean and selfish but at times she has her own rules. She will not do wrong to you but will also not let anyone do wrong to her. Such characters are real characters, which are not shown on television any more. It is there in Bollywood, but no one likes them in this industry (television). I think this change should be there."

The 31-year-old was also part of the reality show "Bigg Boss 4" and when asked if there is an overdose of reality, Shweta feels otherwise.

"I think there was an overdose of reality shows, but now it is less. Now there are just a few selected ones left which have established themselves; and if people need fiction then they also need reality. I guess there is 'Big Boss', 'Dance India Dance' and shows like 'Indian Idol'. The rest of them have fizzled out.

"Earlier, there used to be so many, like 'Kitchen King' and 'Chote Miya'."

"Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi" has been dealing with parenting and the educational system. Shweta says parents have become more flexible now as compared to earlier.

"What I feel is that people have become more cool now. In our times, we were told to learn and mug up. We were told to become doctors and engineers. However, that is not the case now. People want to go for international learning. They know that their children have to do something. People don't look at marks but at how much children know," said Shweta, who has a daughter, Palak.

The actress, who is seeking divorce from her husband Raja Chaudhary, has a word of advice for parents.

"Parents should understand if their child will be able to fight with the problems that will come in future or not. They should prepare their kids to face problems," Shweta said.

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  • Posted on: 06 July 2012 at 4:33pm100prabh

    she is simply one of the best actresses on TV!!!
    Shweta u Rock!!
    and I completely agree with her people need to do more diverse roles on TV!!!!!
    Shweta is the Best!!!
    Love her!!!!

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  • Posted on: 06 July 2012 at 2:06pmShweta_Deewaana

    Shweta tiwari is doing a gr8 job as "Sweety G" Simply love her..:)

    Edited on:06 July 2012 at 2:06pm

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  • Posted on: 06 July 2012 at 11:41am..neelanjana

    Shweta is doing a gr8 job as "Sweety" i like her ...

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  • Posted on: 06 July 2012 at 4:23amShweta_Deewaana

    Shweta tiwari simply rocks.. Totally agree with her..!!!!!

    Edited on:06 July 2012 at 4:23am

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  • Posted on: 04 July 2012 at 1:46amZari_Khan

    Thanks for the article I-F!!!!!!
    I actually agree with Shweta!!!! If we think about this matter seriously then Shweta is right!!!! Most Indian heroins play the same so called "mahan" role!!!! Always the heroins go to any extent for someones happinesss!!!! But if we really think about do ppl do this "mahan" stuff in real life and do ppl sacrifice everything for someones happiness!!!! The answer is no!!! Only our typical India heroins are soo unreal!!!! The truth in Indian shows is that the lead heroin is never wrong!!!! Indian television is just full of the sweet concepts, which is soo different from the real life, but ppl still watch this!!!!
    Shows that should be watched are shows like Parvarrish, I'm not saying this cause I'm a fan of Shweta, I'm saying this because the show is soo real!!!! It touches our hearts, it relates to the everyday problems we deal with in our everyday lives!!!!
    Shweta is doing a great job as Sweety, she is making her character look soo real!!!! Shweta as Sweety simply rocks and no one would have potrayed this role as perfectly and beautifully as Shweta is!!!!!
    SHWETA U TRULY ARE THE BEST!!!
    LOVE U!!!!!

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2012 at 3:09pm100prabh

    Parvarish is a rocking show!!! I have never seen any show so so sooo close to reality, yet it's not boring!!! It's very entertaining at the sametime!! Shweta is doing a fab job as Sweety!!!!
    I totally agree with Shweta!!!
    She is one actress that has played almost every shade of a women!!!!
    She is truly versatile, and just a great actress!!!! She is the BEST!!!
    LOVE HER!!!!

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2012 at 5:30ambila_a

    i agree, but i also see people talking about how her show is so real and other shows aren't. i mean there is nothing wrong with that. like there's nothing wrong with those other shows. so what if people want to see unrealistic stuff. stuff that may not happen in real life. that's one of the reasons why a lot of people watch fiction shows. to experience something that might never happen in reality. either ways both aren't wrong. as for heroin's i agree there is not much diversity in them. if there a little bit mean they would be hated or considered villain's. which i think is silly. cause even the nicest person has dark shades to them. but then again it's nice to see someone soo happy and sweet as well.

    Edited on:03 July 2012 at 5:33am

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2012 at 3:43amluvkasu

    Thanks for the article IF.. it was truley inspirational!! :)! love u shweta

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  • Posted on: 03 July 2012 at 12:19amdikshasingh

    totally agree with shweta...parvarish is very gud show...nd shweta is the most versatile actress

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  • Posted on: 02 July 2012 at 11:31pmShweta_Deewaana

    Thanks for the article I-F!!!!!!
    I actually agree with Shweta!!!! If we think about this matter seriously then Shweta is right!!!! Most Indian heroins play the same so called "mahan" role!!!! Always the heroins go to any extent for someones happinesss!!!! But if we really think about do ppl do this "mahan" stuff in real life and do ppl sacrifice everything for someones happiness!!!! The answer is no!!! Only our typical India heroins are soo unreal!!!! The truth in Indian shows is that the lead heroin is never wrong!!!! Indian television is just full of the sweet concepts, which is soo different from the real life, but ppl still watch this!!!!
    Shows that should be watched are shows like Parvarrish, I'm not saying this cause I'm a fan of Shweta, I'm saying this because the show is soo real!!!! It touches our hearts, it relates to the everyday problems we deal with in our everyday lives!!!!
    Shweta is doing a great job as Sweety, she is making her character look soo real!!!! Shweta as Sweety simply rocks and no one would have potrayed this role as perfectly and beautifully as Shweta is!!!!!
    SHWETA U TRULY ARE THE BEST!!!
    LOVE U!!!!

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