I learned nuances of acting here in industry only, says Shubhangi Atre

‘Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai’changed my life.. and it was a challenge as I was replacing another actress but yes, I succeeded and even today people enjoy watching my show, says actor Shubhangi Atre

Actor Shubhangi Atre
Actor Shubhangi Atre

Kumar Raviraj Sinha

Indian television actress Shubhangi Atr is known for her character Angoori Manmohan Tiwari in the popular soap opera Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain. She made her debut in the TV industry with Ekta Kapoor’s show Kasturi. In this brief conversation, the actress popular as ‘Angoori Bhabhi’ reveals that she is not a trained actor. She learnt the skill on the job!

Tell us about your journey

I started my journey with a love story Kasturi and I’m thankful to Ekta maam for the same. Then I moved on to play other roles which were as challenging-- a family drama with ‘Do Hanson Ka Joda’.. and played negative role too on screen and then funny roles in ‘Chiriyaghar’ and and then ‘Bhabhi Ji..’. I look forward to doing more interesting roles.. and want to surprise my audience.. I have done web with Anurag Basu sir. I learned all about acting and narration here in the industry only.. I was not a trained actor.. whatever I got to learn was in front of camera.. I feel like being a blessed child of the showbiz..

If you were not an actor what would you aspire to be?

I feel I would have been an actor only.. because it was acting only which was my dream.. I was very filmy since childhood.. so, I feel if by mistake had I joined any other field.. I would have been not so successful.

Who did you get motivated by and chose acting as a career?

As I was very filmy since my childhood.. and I use to act a lot in front of mirror. And I use watch mostly every films.. but in particular if I would have to mention, she was Sharmila Tagore. She inspired me a lot. I had learned bit of acting skills from her.

What’s challenging about bringing this script to life ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar par Hain’?

Bhabhi Ji changed my life.. and it was a challenge as I was replacing another actress but yes, I succeeded and even today people enjoy watching my show. I would say it was not as much a challenge as an opportunity to prove my calibre.

What’s the biggest challenge about taking on the role of ‘Angoori Bhabi’?

To portray that fun, innocence and silly jokes..

What makes a good scene partner?

I think acting is all about team work. Be it a film, web or TV or stage.. if you understand team work it goes well.. if you try to act with ego it’s the worst. I feel you need comfort level with your co-actors. Friendship and mutual respect is must.

What are your future plans as an actor?

Would love to try web, do some action now.. or may be a reality TV show.

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