Length of role doesn't matter: Rakshanda Khan

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) After working continously for over a decade, popular TV actress Rakshanda Khan is taking it easy now and says the intensity of a character matters to her over the length of the role.

"Earlier, I used to finish one show and start working on another. For years, I had been working like this continously. When I moved away and thought about it, I felt it is a high price to pay. Now I am at such a stage of my career that I do work at intervals," Rakshanda told IANS.

"I have never weighed what channel is the show going to be aired on, or how long would my role be. What matters to me most is the intensity and the impact that my role is going to have. Length of the role doesn't really matter to me," she added.

The 37-year-old actress became popular after essaying the role of Mallika Seth in "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin" and Tanya Virani in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi". She was last seen in popular mythological TV show "Devon Ke Dev Mahadev".

She is currently seen in Sahara One's "Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Angan Hoga".

Asked what she finds different and evolved about the Indian TV industry, Rakshanda said: "People are getting a fair deal in the industry now. It has become much more organised now.

"More attention is being put on the look of actors and channels have more say in the scripting, storyline and production of the shows. There was a phase three to four years ago, when a character dictated the show. Today, the show itself has become supreme. Today, the audience decides the trend on TV."

With the rise in competition in the Indian TV industry, a lot of producers decide to pull the plug on their shows within months. But Rakshanda feels a show should be given at least six months for the audience to take a liking.

"Pulling the plug on any TV show is completely the call of channel and show executives. If a show is not working, they can take it off air any day. But I feel a show should be given atleast six months as it takes time for the show to get on to the viewers' minds. If it doesn't work in the speculated period of time, then there is no point to let them run on small screen," she said.

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