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TV is still stuck in the past, feels Shama Sikander


Shama Sikander, who is fondly remembered as Pooja from “Yeh Meri Life Hai”, is consciously staying away from TV and says the small screen in still stuck in the past. Pooja was last seen as Bhayankar Pari from “Baal Veer” in 2014, but she chose the digital medium to make her comeback in 2016 with “Sexaholic”.

Asked if she is consciously staying away from TV, Shama said, “At this moment Yes. I honestly have not found anything interesting on TV yet.”

Ever since her comeback, Shama has mostly worked on web-series and movies like “Maaya”. She will now be seen in “Ab Dil Ki Sun”, a series of seven short films. Each film is from five to 14 minutes long and talks about the problems that are pushing the new generation towards mental illnesses like depression or bipolar disorder.

Does Shama prefer the digital medium over the small and the big screen? “I love all mediums as long as they are exciting for me to do but TV somehow is still stuck in the past unfortunately. and I completely understand the need for it because of the target audience,” she said.