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Sriti Jha reads Helen Keller's bio for inspiration

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Published: Monday, June 28, 2010, 15:56 [IST]

If Bollywood exposed to us dyslexia, progeria, and autism, television has often concentrated on the basic physical disabilities such as blindness, deafness, as well as dumbness. Actress Sriti Jha, a.k.a Sudha of Jyoti, faces the biggest challenge of her shot career as she plays a blind girl (Sandhya) in the soon-to-be-launched 'Rakt Sambandh" on Imagine TV.

Interestingly, she"s part of the show Jyoti that means light. So, has she lost her vision while working in Jyoti? (Laughs) “Yes, Jyoti main kaam karte, nazar chal gayi," Jha joked.

On a serious note, the girls talks about her preparation for the role. When it comes to playing the blind, one doesn"t need to look beyond the legendary Helen Keller.

“I"ve been reading about Helen Keller a lot. Before, I really didn"t know what to do as I hadn"t played such a character before. However, after reading about Keller, I"ve released that the normal man can see a thing in just one way, whereas as a blind, you can draw many pictures of the things around you. It"s this feeling that one needs to capture to play such a role, Apart from Keller, I"ve been hugely inspired by the film Scent of a Woman. No one has portrayed a blind man better than Al Pacino," said the actress.

The girl seems to going the right way about her task, Let us see whether the viewers open their eyes to Sandhya"s story.

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