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Aahana Kumra on content creators aspiring to become actors: You can’t do everything, so it’s better not to try everywhere

Aahana Kumra on content creators aspiring to become actors: You can’t do everything, so it’s better not to try everywhere

The content creation culture is rapidly growing in India, with many aspiring to become influencers, and you’ll find one in every nook and corner. Several content creators cum influencers have transitioned into acting, and many aspire to be so. Recently, at the Dish TV Smart+ launch event, actress Aahana Kumra shared her views on this trend.

*She expressed*, “I think some people believe that by making 10-15 reels and gaining fame on Instagram, they’ll suddenly receive a film offer. But you can’t simply pluck someone and place them in a film. Cinema and social media are different mediums. I believe actors need to dedicate themselves to their craft. Actors like Rajkummar Rao are selective in their roles. They choose their projects carefully, ensuring that whatever they do, they excel at it. Watching their films is enjoyable because they always bring something fresh to the table. You can’t do everything, so it’s better not to try everywhere.”

The actress launched ‘Dish TV Smart+’ in three cities: Indore, Lucknow, and Jaipur. Dish TV Smart+ marks a first-of-its-kind and groundbreaking move by Dish TV, a leading DTH provider. It provides customers with unparalleled access to both TV and OTT content across all screens, at no additional cost. This innovative service promises convenience, flexibility, and an expanded range of entertainment options, empowering customers to customise their viewing experience according to their preferences.

*At the Dish TV Smart+ events, the actress also shared her favourite artist from the Indian film industry and the genres she prefers. She expressed*, “There are many actors, but Irrfan Khan was and will always be my favourite. I don’t think anyone like him exists in the industry, so he’ll always hold a special place in my heart.”

“I enjoy many genres, but drama will always be my favourite. I particularly love Vishal Bhardwaj’s older films like Maqbool, which is one of my favourites. Tabu’s performances in it are exceptional. Also, films like Sparsh and Masoom featuring Naseeruddin Shah are classics. Such films are rare, but thankfully, Kiran Rao made a film called Laapataa Ladies, which is wonderful. It’s reassuring to see that some authentic cinema still exists,” *she concluded*.