TV Actors Who Have Mastered Both Television and Movies
Working in the world of entertainment, actors often strive to make their mark on both the small and big screens. While many start their careers in television and aspire to make it to Bollywood, some television actors have managed to excel in both mediums, leaving a lasting impression on audiences with their exceptional performances and memorable characters.
Anita Pradhan, Vishwanath Chatterjee, and Rohitashv Gour, known for their roles in popular &TV shows, share their experiences of working in movies and television, showcasing their versatility and talent.
Anita Pradhan, who portrays Malti Devi in &TV’s “Doosri Maa,” reminisces about her journey from being captivated by actors on the silver screen as a child to eventually working alongside them. Anita shares her cherished experiences of appearing in notable films alongside renowned actors.
One of the highlights of her career was the opportunity to work in “Little Buddha” alongside the incredible Keanu Reeves. She describes Keanu as a remarkable and down-to-earth performer, making her experience on the film special. Anita also mentions her cameo role alongside the iconic Judi Dench in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” where she shared dialogues with the film’s leads, leaving a lasting impression. She expresses her gratitude for the diverse roles she has taken on in Hindi cinema, television productions, and OTT platforms, considering each opportunity as a stepping stone towards her stardom.
Vishwanath Chatterjee, popularly known as Beni from “Happu Ki Ultan Paltan,” shares his lifelong dream of being part of the silver screen. He recalls his first taste of the big screen with a cameo role in “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
While he faced challenges and a period of struggle, Vishwanath persevered, and opportunities gradually came his way. One of his most remarkable experiences was sharing the screen with esteemed actors Pankaj Tripathi and Kartik Aaryan in “Luka Chuppi.”
In the movie, Vishwanath portrayed the role of Guddu’s (Kartik Aaryan) elder brother, forming a genuine bond with Kartik both on and off-screen. Vishwanath fondly remembers Kartik’s kindness and down-to-earth nature, which made their on-screen relationship more authentic. Even today, people recognize and appreciate Vishwanath as Guddu’s brother from the film, and he feels grateful for the love and attention from fans.
Rohitashv Gour, widely known as Manmohan Tiwari from the immensely popular show “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai,” acknowledges the tremendous love and admiration he has received for his character. He expresses his gratitude to the viewers for making Manmohan Tiwari a household name.
However, before his television success, Rohitashv had the privilege of starring in numerous films alongside exceptional actors. While he has portrayed various characters throughout his career, one of his most recognized roles is the coconut seller in the iconic scene from “Munna Bhai MBBS.” Rohitashv describes this scene as holding great importance in both the film and his personal journey.
Working alongside the late Sunil Dutt and the brilliant Boman Irani was a delightful and surreal experience for him. Despite his brief presence in the film, his portrayal garnered immense popularity, and even today, people fondly recall him from “Munna Bhai MBBS.” Rohitashv considers this unexpected recognition a dream come true, emphasizing that it’s the impactfulness of the character that truly matters, rather than the screen time.