The break proved lucky for her as she got a chance to work in some films down south and even got to make her Bollywood debut with ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania‘. Aakanksha is now gearing up for her next Bollywood film, ‘Mayday‘, where she is playing the role of Ajay Devgn’s wife. “We have recently wrapped up the first shooting schedule in Hyderabad and we will start shooting in Mumbai soon. Unfortunately, I fractured my leg and I had to come to my hometown Jaipur to take some rest and also celebrate Makar Sankranti,” says Aakanksha.
Though she is now busy with her film shoot, offers from TV haven’t stopped pouring in for Aakanksha. But the actress says that she wants to concentrate on doing films at present. “I have been getting offers for roles on TV, but for now, my focus is films. The reason I decided to take a break from TV shows was because I was getting similar roles. It is said that one gets typecast on TV and it is true. If you get popular after doing a show, you are offered similar roles and I didn’t want to do them. I thought it was better to take a break and wait for some different script, but then films happened. I would always say that TV gave me the opportunity and a platform, but it is difficult to get different roles. I didn’t want to be typecast and therefore I thought of taking a break,” says Aakanksha, who feels that as compared to earlier, it is now easier for actors who begin their career from TV to find roles in films. “I think earlier, it was very difficult for TV actors to break that image of a popular TV show character as the audience would want to see them in that same space. But now, actors can experiment with different content and the audience appreciates that. So that opens up more opportunities and makes it slightly easier for actors to find different roles on different platforms,” says Aakanksha, who is open to doing TV shows again, provided she gets something interesting.
“People also ask me if I would like to do reality shows and be part of something like ‘Bigg Boss’. At present, I don’t think I can stay locked in one house for months and be a part of the show. But never say never! I might do other TV shows also in the future, but for now I want to stay focussed on doing interesting roles in films,” she says.