Meera Deosthale: “With the digital growth today, the discrimination between television actors and film actors has been reduced”

Meera Deosthale: I don’t like comparing myself to anyone.

An actor’s life may look all style and glamour, however, the fact of the matter is quite different. Similar to some other professions, they likewise need to hustle. While there are opportunities, so is the competition.  Meera Deosthale has her particular way to manage all the good and bad that are a part of this profession.

“I only compete with myself. I don’t like comparing myself to anyone. Those who have been doing well, have done some amazing work in their careers inspire and motivate me. Having said that, what I can do, many can’t. And what they can do probably I can’t. We just have to keep growing,” says the actress, who showed up in shows such as, ‘Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls’, ‘Udaan’ and ‘Vidya’.


It is generally said that actors are never fulfilled and are always hungry for meaty roles. And, Meera feels this craving gets them going.

“With time, the platforms to showcase our talents are also growing. With the digital growth today, the discrimination between television actors and film actors has been reduced and how. The scope to do meaty roles has increased so much. And people who want to be good actors do evolve as they are always looking for more and better opportunities,” she adds.

There is no specific individual that Meera looks up to. “I learn something from everyone. One woman, who is a wonderful actor, and is stunning at everything she does, is Meryl Streep. Whenever I see a film of hers, I feel elated and I want to be as gracious and easy as her in terms of acting and looks,” she shares.

Talking about the advantages and disadvantages of her  profession, the actress adds: “I was just telling a friend recently that the best part of being an actor is we get to experience every emotion at depth and in grandiose, and then we get to come back to our normal self once the director says cut.”

“Probably my boyfriend would never go on one knee and propose as we do in serials or movies or I may never wear a chiffon saree and dance in the snow or I can’t be a doctor, pilot, dancer all in one in real life, but I get to live all of it on screen as an actor. I love what I do and don’t think there are cons as such. It just doesn’t feel right that when you get famous, your personal life becomes everybody’s business,” she ends.