Sparsh Khanchandani who plays little Iccha in the Hindi TV show ‘Uttaran’ shared her thoughts on the show, and how she was treated like any other child in school despite her fame on the show. “I was never treated like a star in my school, which kept me grounded. But my friends and teachers used to always be curious to know what’s going to happen in the coming episode.” Added Sparsh.
Sharing more on how her friends and teacher address her, Sparsh said,” All of them call me by my real name but my pet name is Go Go. My mom calls me Go Go because she thinks this is a cute name and suits me well!”
Sparsh shared more details about how she used to perform in academics and time management between her shoot schedule and academics.” My teachers used to be pleased with my performance in academics and I used to do quite well in all the subjects. There was never pressure with respect to time management because I used to carry all the study material to the sets and study in between shoot breaks. That entire time when I used to shoot for Uttaran was full of fun instead of any pressure. Everyone was extremely supportive towards my studies as well.”
Sparsh started her acting career at a young age, but she never compromised with her studies. She also feels that child actors who enter the entertainment industry at a young age should never neglect the importance of studies. “Studies should always come first, and every child needs to complete their studies no matter what. In my opinion, acting is not a steady career because you may or may not get roles. The time is not always the same. Studies hold a lot of importance.”
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