‘Love Vishal Bhardwaj’s movies’

Singer turned actor Tia Bajpai

Singer turned actor Tia Bajpai

She is a singer, reputed face on TV and now a sought after actor in Bollywood. Tia Bajpai is a jack of many trades and a master too! Her debut in Haunted by Vikram Bhatt, set her off to a good start in the film industry and Tia wants to do varying roles to keep her audience guessing. She talks to SANGEETA YADAV about her journey so far


  • How has your journey been this far?

I am having a dream outing here. It all started when I made it to the finals of SaReGaMaPa at the age of 17 and found a mentor in music great Ismail Darbar.  Before I knew it, acting assignments poured in. I was a part of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Ghar ki Lakshmi: Betiyann. I was fortunate to get launched  by Vikram Bhatt in Haunted.

  • Where do you see yourself in the industry?

I’m still discovering myself as an actor and entertainer. I have zilch training in acting but I am a diligent worker.

  • Tell us more about your comedy Bankey Ki Crazy Baarat…

It’s about a wedding where everything goes wrong. I’m playing Anjali who is a happy-go-lucky and outspoken Himachali girl. The film also starres biggies like Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz and the likes.

  • Your take on bold scenes in the films?

If the script demands it, I am willing to do it but I will not shed my clothes to sell a film.

  • What happens when a TV star forays into Bollywood?

TV has always been a stepping stone to all the rising stars. It becomes difficult for those who come from a non-filmy background, to impress the audience with their looks and acting talent. TV actors need to debut in the right film.

  • What kind of movies do you like to watch?

I love watching Vishal Bharadwaj’s films. He is one of the finest filmmakers we have.

(The article was published in Pioneer Newspaper -http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/sunday-pioneer/backpack/2014-11-29-6464.html)



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