Helly Shah is not new to playing challenging characters on television. She began her acting career with a supporting role in Star Plus’ Gulaal and has starred in several popular shows in the past, including Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi and Swaragini. The huge success of Rashmi Sharma Telefilms’ Swaragini made her a household name.
Helly is currently seen in DP Studios’ Sufiyana Pyaar Mera, which airs on Star Bharat. The show hit the airwaves on 16th April, 2019, and has registered good numbers on the TRP charts. Sufiyana Pyaar Mera features the talented actress in yet another challenging part. She plays a dual role in the series.
Talking about Sufiyana Pyaar Mera, Helly Shah says that despite being demanding, she has no issue playing a double role. “I have no issues playing a double role, as such opportunities are rare. Yes, it’s demanding, as I have to shoot every scene twice for both my characters. It consumes a lot of time and I guess that took a toll on my health, but I am better now. I went on a break because it was necessary to recharge my batteries before taking on the challenge,” she says.
She goes on to reveal how she ensures that both the characters look and sound different. “I have adapted two voices for the roles so that I not only look but also sound different. There are times when I forget to change my voice! So, I have to be very cautious,” the actress informs.
Upon being asked if she is open to playing negative characters on television, she says, “I would like to stick to positive characters unless the antagonist is different from what I am playing currently. I don’t want to play similar characters.”