Young and fresh faces seem to dominate the lead roles in almost all the television serials. ‘Anandi’ of “Balika Vadhu” or ‘Monia’ of “Dekha Ek Khwaab”, both are fresh and still in their teens like many other telly actresses.
Actor Tina Dutta who plays the role of ‘Ichcha’ in Colors super hit show, “Uttaran” started acting career at a very young age. She acted along with Aishwariya Rai in a Bengali movie and took up “Uttaran” two years back when she was only 19. In fact, ‘Avika Gor’ who plays a married woman in “Sasural Simar Ka” is only sweet 16! Not only this, Mitali Nag of Zee TV’s very motivational show, “Afsar Bitiya” too is in her teens.
The thing to ponder is why the telly world is so keen on casting teen girls only when there are numerous actors who have rich experience. Producer and director, Rajan Shahi says that teen girls bring innocence and freshness to the show that is difficult to find and replace later. He also says that today’s actors are dynamic and willing to work hard which is rare in older actors.