Television is a hungry beast, says Simone Singh


TV actor Simone Singh has been in the industry for a couple of decades now, and she feels that long working hours and exhaustive schedules can be challenging at times.

“The toughest thing I’ve dealt with is long working hours on a daily show. It is exhausting because television is a hungry beast that demands to be fed around the clock,” says Simone.

The actor, who now essays the role of Sakshi Goenka in an ongoing television show, was away from the limelight for seven years prior to this. This break was a welcome changefor her. “I hosted TV shows and corporate events, and with the rest of my time, travelled extensively with my husband, took study courses in New York and Los Angeles, cooked for friends and family; had a great time in general.”

Although short in length, her roles as Rukhsar in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and Camilla in Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) were appreciated. An interesting character is all that the actor looks for before taking on a role.

“It’s apparent from my films that I don’t really care about the length of a role. It’s really just what I’m drawn to at that moment. That could mean taking a break from playing the same TV character for years; just good people to work with and, of course, sometimes, like in Kal Ho Naa Ho and Being Cyrus (2005),an intriguing character to play,” she says.

The 39-year-old actor is looking forward to taking up film offers as soon as her TV show concludes.