Actress Tassnim Sheikh, who is making her comeback on the small screen after over eight years with upcoming TV show "Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi", says she has no qualms in being part of a daily soap as the genre is her forte.
"Daily soap is one genre I relate to very well. It's my forte. I have done a few shows earlier, so I know how the story moves and how I will lift a character. When I got this offer, everything fell in place for me," Tassnim told sources.
The actress isn't new to the small screen. Best known for her roles in popular daily soaps like "Kkusum", "Kasautii Zindagii Kay", "Kumkum" and "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi," she continues to enjoy quite a fan following. She also stated that she found the much-needed encouragement to make a comeback in her daughter, Tia.
Tassnim has a seven-year-old daughter, Tia. Post pregnancy, the actress, married to Sameer Nerurkar, took a break from TV.
"My daughter was the one who encouraged me to make a comeback because she got to know from her friends in school that her mother was an actress," Tassnim said.
"It was quite a shock for her as she said, 'Mumma, you never told me that you are an actress'. After some days, she came to me and said, 'You should go back to work. What are you doing at home?' So a seven and a half-year-old daughter encouraged a mother to make a comeback," she added.
The duration of her break from TV was a very long one. So was she nervous about facing the camera after a long gap? Tassnim said: "Not at all. The day I was coming to shoot for the first, I was very nervous then. One day before I hardly thought about it. But on the shoot day, I was thinking how will I do it as it's been a long time and things have changed."
About getting back to sets, she further added, "The moment I entered my make-up, the world got back to where I left. For me, it was like I had opened the book from the page I had left eight years ago."
Tassnim says, during her break, she didn't get to watch many TV shows. And, the disconnect is understandable.
"I was not able to watch TV shows during my break as I became a mother and was focused on that. As a mother, I feel we don't try to expose our children to television in the formative years. But, I did watch 'Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat' along with her and loved that show," she said. Quite an interesting comment from a long-running TV actress.
"Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi" will be aired on &TV starting from February 6.