Typecasting, family kept Gurdip Kohli away from daily soaps

In a bid to avoid getting typecast, actress Gurdip Kohli didn\'t consider fiction shows. She also kept away from daily soaps to play a hands on mother to her daughter.

Published: 19th August 2013 02:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2013 02:24 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

In a bid to avoid getting typecast, actress Gurdip Kohli didn't consider fiction shows. She also kept away from daily soaps to play a hands on mother to her daughter.

"It is quite easy for a television actress to be typecast into certain kinds of roles. However, I have been lucky to have stayed away from such images," Gurdip told IANS.

The 33-year-old, who has a three-year-old daughter Meher with husband and television actor Arjun Punj, rose to fame after playing doctor Juhi in the 2004 super hit show "Sanjeevani". Post the show's success, she went on to do family dramas like "Sindoor Tere Naam Ka" and "Kasamh Se".

Currently Gurdip is seen in a comical avatar "Best Of Luck Nikki", a weekend show on Disney channel. She is well aware about the path, which leads to getting labelled.

"The fear of being typecast as a particular character arises when one has done only one specific kind of roles over a period of time, which fortunately, hasn't been the case with me," she said.

"And post-maternity, I was lucky enough to portray the role of a mother - Himani in 'Best of Luck Nikki', who is not a typical mother but is more of a friend and confidante to her kids," she added.

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