Erica Fernandes who made her debut on Indian TV as Sonakshi Bose in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi just completed five years in the Indian TV industry. After her hit show, she played the role of Prerna in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. In her journey, Erica Fernandes has got immense from fans. She is also very active on social media. BollywoodLife did an EXCLUSIVE chat with Erica Fernandes on her journey so far. Excerpts from the interview...
Did you expect such a successful run on TV?
There were never any expectations when I started off but there was only hope that I would be able to achieve all my dreams in the industry. I am grateful that I was able to eventually achieve them. There were of course numerous ups and downs, struggles and challenges on the way, but each of them were only lessons to learn from and to grow. They immensely benefitted me.
What have been your high and low points so far?
The last couple of years have seen many high and low points, including the lockdown, which was not only a tough time for me, but for everybody part of the industry who did have to face their own share of struggles. Though highs, lows are part and parcel of the entertainment industry, actors and performers are well aware of these struggles. So, dealing and overcoming them step by step is what each of us eventually aims at.
What are the three ways in which TV grooms a new artiste better than films?
There are a lot of ways in which TV grooms new artistes, so naming 3 is impossible! From long shooting hours to scripts coming in at the end moment which even require improvisation at times, there's a lot to learn. You have characters with tremendous number of shades and layers to their personalities due to shows running for years at a stretch. This, in turn gives the actor so much variation to explore. They help in shaping up newbies into amazing performers!
What would you say about your crazy social media fan following?
All I can say is that I am eternally grateful for my lovely social media family that has only grown stronger and bigger over the years. They have supported me through thick and thin! It's not always easy for me to stay updated with the new trends and fads that are circulating on social media, but with the help of my social media family, I am able to stay in touch with what's happening and their eternal love for me is what keeps me going strong.
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