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‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ Actress Ulka Gupta Opens Up About Dark Side Of Glamour Industry

Ulka Gupta, a young charming Indian television actress, who got fame through the serial “Jhansi Ki Rani” as Manu is very much passionate about acting.

Ulka Gupta

According to Ulka, at the age of 7, she was a victim of the racism. At the early age of seven, she made her TV debut with the serial titled, ‘Resham Dankh’. Unfortunately, the show went off air in just six months due to low TRP. At that time, considering her passion to act, Ulka had to struggle a lot to get a meaty role. And the reason behind it was her dark skin!

Ulka Gupta

In an interview ith DailyBhaskar, Ulka has revealed some shocking but predominant facts that exist in the glamour industry. She spoke about how she had faced racism at the age of 7.

Ulka Gupta

In the interview, Ulka Gupta said, “I was very passionate about acting but surprisingly at the very young age, I came across the dark side of our industry. After wrapping up Resham Dankh, my father and I used to go for the auditions on a daily basis. And every time, I was disappointed to see that the producers are looking for a fair girl. According to them, fair girl represents an up market girl. I was rejected so many times just for the sake of my dark skin. In fact, due to my complexion, I got a role of Saloni’s daughter in Saat Phere. Since, that show focused on the girl’s courage beyond her dark complexion; the casting directors finalized me. Otherwise, I was rejected most of the time. Surprisingly, after so many years, my casting agent still gets few requirements stating, ‘need a fair complexion girl’. Honestly, I have stopped going for such auditions. Fair hone se koi upmarket nahi dikhta. I want my talent to speak up for me and not the color of my skin.”

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 Ulka Gupta

After Saat Phere, Ulka got an opportunity to play a pivotal role in serial Jhansi Ki Rani. The beautiful actress managed to grab lot of eyeballs through her character, Manu. Few months later, the show took a leap; Ulka was replaced by Kratika Sengar.
A year later, Ulka joined the team of ‘Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi’ which marked the comeback of actress Gautami Gadgil. Ulka played the role of Ammi, Gautami’s daughter in the show. However, this time too, Ulka came across a negative side of a glamour industry. The makers replaced her while she was still shooting an important sequence.
  Ulka Gupta
“Can you believe that; at the age of 15, I was termed as tantrum queen? At the age of playing and enjoying work, I was surrounded by controversies and politics. While doing KHZAM, I was depressed. I was blamed as unprofessional towards my work which was totally false. Trust me; these negative reports did affect my health. I believe that at my growing age, I shouldn’t have been exposed to all these negativity. This was the reason; I did not take up any daily soap henceforth. I wanted to grow up in a normal atmosphere. My whole concentration is on the big screen now,” the actress concluded.
Ulka Gupta
Apart from TV shows, Ulka has played a lead role in a tollywood movie – Rudhramadevi. She has also acted in a Hindi and a Marathi movie which are scheduled to be released in April 2017.

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