Popular television actress Avika Gor, who tasted success in Hindi soaps, says that working in Telugu films regularly now lets her understand the language, so much so that she does not need a translator to understand her scripts. The Balika Vadhu famed child actress is now 22 years, and she has been acting in Telugu and Kannada films since 2013. Asked about how she copes with an film industry where the language is so different from Hindi, Avika said, “I have been doing Telugu films for quite some times now and that is why I have started understanding the language.
Now I get dialogues and narration in Telugu and I understand it quite well. I do not need a translator now.” Starting her career in 2008, she has appeared in shows such Sasural Simar Ka, Laado: Veerpur Ki Mardani and several non-fiction shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa(season 5), Box Cricket League (season 2), and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9. On why she is not appearing in any new non-fiction show, Avika said, “Since I am a youngster and fortunately have a strong fan-following, I want to be part of a story that entertains as well as offers a social message -- like Balika Vadhu and Laado…. It is the best way to engage people and create awareness.”
However, she does not want to stay away from her fans, who love to see her on the small screen. That, she says, is a reason she keeps returning to the Colors TV show, Khatra Khatra Khatra. “It is a fun show and it features many of my favourite people including Bharti (Singh), Harsh (Limbachiyaa), Aditya (Narayan) and Gaurav (Dubey).
I participate on a game show as Khatra Khatra Khatra as it lets me stay in touch with my TV audience,” she said. “People still identify me with that show (Balika Vadhu) and the character, so I have to choose my next TV assignment wisely and not just for the sake of visibility,” she said.