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Rita Shivpuri: Why is it surprising if a young actor plays an aged person?

Related imageRitu Shivpuri is all set to return to TV with the third season of ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’, in which she will be playing mother to twins. Ask her if she had reservations about playing a mother and she retorts, “Why is it so surprising if a young actor plays a character way above their age? At 22, my dad (actor-director Om Shivpuri) played a 75-year-old King Lear and his name is in record books for being the youngest actor to play the part. Age or the shade of the role — positive or negative — should not worry an actor.”

She adds, “Indrani, the antagonist, is an author-backed role. My look is quite dramatic, but I like the way the character and her appearance have been perceived. I was quite unsure about taking up a TV show now, but this one is being shot like a film.”

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