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Indian TV ruled by women, says Urvashi Dholakia

Actress plays a power-hungry queen who believes in the dark arts in upcoming series ‘Chandrakanta’

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Urvashi Dholakia

Actress Urvashi Dholakia, who will soon be seen in the upcoming TV series Chandrakanta, says Indian television is widely ruled by women.

“I am sure television could not have grown so much without being accepted by the audience on the ground of women’s representation,” she said. “I see no point of going down to feminism and saying that we represent women as they are discriminated by men all the time.”

She added: “There are all kinds of people on the face of this Earth. Some women are dominating, some are dominated, some are holding a strong personality, some are grey, but each to its own. I think more than representation, it is the matter of perception.”

Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Chandrakanta will premiere on June 24 on Colors. Dholakia plays a greedy queen who believes in black magic and will go to any extent for power.

“I always get into the character, there is no other way for me to build a character on screen. Having said that, I am acting for too long to analyse my process as an actor, I think it is in-built. I switch into a character so effortlessly that I do not over-analyse anything,” she said.

Dholakia became a household name with her role in Kasautii Zindagi Kay. She was also the winner of reality show Bigg Boss 6.