"I don't get scared, I scare others": Annie Gill

Model turned actress who is now seen in Anamika on Sony TV, Annie Gill in conversation with Tellybuzz...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 4:45:48 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Tell us a bit about how you entered the world of television?

I was born and brought up in Punjab and was flying for Jet for a year. I did a reality show Zor Ka Jhatka and few short films and then finally Anamika which is my first television show.

Tell a bit about your role in Anamika?

In Anamika I am playing the role of Rano who is basically a very bubbly and happy go lucky girl. She is a very strong person and you will not see her cry for small issues, unlike other girls. Rano is a simple person who loves being chirpy and making everyone happy.

In the show a lot of mysterious things happen to Rano. Do you get scared while

No not at all, I don't get scared of such things, but I have no idea weather these things exist or not with due respect for everything. We do shoot at night also but I don't get scared. In fact, I scare others, because I narrate spooky stories about sets and shooting scenes.

The role of Rano is not a glamorous role, she is very down to earth, do you relate to her?

There are a lot of similarities between Rano and Annie's personalities. In my real life too I am a very happy go lucky person who likes to bring a smile on other people's faces. I love talking and am a very honest person just like Rano.The only difference between the two of us is that she is an emotional person and isn't aware about the outside world while I live alone in Mumbai and am very practical.

Any show you watch or follow on television?

I don't follow any show because I do not get time even for my own show. I go home and watch it on the net. My make-up boy got some software on the phone so I call him and tell to switch on Sony TV. That is a way I have figured to watch the show on the sets.

Your hobbies when you are not shooting?

I love cycling and am a health freak. I cannot afford to miss my gym, but owing to my busy schedule I never find time to do so. Nevertheless, whenever I can make time I do go to the gym. In the show, Jeet has been shown boxing and we have his dumbbells on the sets. I use them to exercise in my room. Apart from that whenever I have time while shooting, I read books. I am very fond of reading crime mysteries. I love cooking, especially punjabi food.

How is your bonding with Mudit Nayyar on sets?

Mudit is a very good actor and I am very grateful that I get to work with good actors because then it is like a give and take association. It makes the chemistry better and also increases the comfort level on the sets and enhances your performance too. Even off the sets we talk a lot and we are friends. We have a lot of fun together and are like a whole family. He has a great sense of humour and we keep joking around . I feel like home on the sets. Mudit is a very scared person. Once there was a incident when I told Mudit that I heard something around the set while shooting and it might be some spirit. He immediately ran out of the sets and stalled the shoot. So then I had to ensure that I joke with him only before of after the shoot is over.

What is your relationship status?

I am very much single. I have no idea how to even go out and meet someone but I am very filmy. I believe that someone somewhere is made for you. I am a victim of all the romantic movies I have seen since childhood. I am sure there will be someone for me too. However right now I am very happy being single.

Acting is a great profession because...?

Because there is so much to do. I get to don many looks, wear great clothes and perform with a challenge each day.
I get to play different scenes everyday, sometime emotional, while chirpy at the others and sometimes sweet, so its like portraying different emotions in one day itself. I believe it helps me grow each day in my personal life and learn so much too. This challenge keeps an actor alive.

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Posted on: 03 September 2015 at 1:48pm
For some strange reason, I think Annie was referring to Simran while scaring Mudit... ROFL

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Posted on: 22 March 2014 at 3:38am
...anni gill is mighty fine

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Posted on: 22 January 2013 at 9:43pm
I remember her. She used to be play the role of Rudabeh in Arslaan.

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Posted on: 13 December 2012 at 2:12am
Anamika rocks all the way lovely show

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Posted on: 12 December 2012 at 1:03am
Thanx IF for Annies interview...She is nice in Act.Show is gng well.Lets c wht is stored for us.

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Posted on: 11 December 2012 at 3:04pm
You are a natural on screen. Keep going the same way.

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Posted on: 11 December 2012 at 12:06pm
u r doing an awesome job!!

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Posted on: 11 December 2012 at 10:04am
keep rocking in anamika n stop scaring poor mudit:-P

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Posted on: 11 December 2012 at 9:21am
hmm... u look better off-screen :P but i love the spookiness of this show

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Posted on: 11 December 2012 at 7:51am
well nice interw with sensible ques n nice response frm her...

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