Tinaa Dattaa: People call me 'ratta' queen on sets

Published: 27 July, 2019 11:13 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Tinaa Dattaa revealed that she has an excellent memory and has a knack for memorising difficult lines in the first go

Tinaa Datta shared this photo on her Instagram account. The picture is from the show's sets
Tinaa Datta shared this photo on her Instagram account. The picture is from the show's sets

Working on a rigorous and difficult scene may sound like a real struggle. But not many realise that the actual difficulty lies in memorising those intensive and elaborate dialogues combined with delivering the right emotions and expressions. While this may be a struggle for many actors, but actress Tinaa Dattaa who is currently seen essaying Jahnvi Morya in &TV's Daayan, tackles this like a pro!

The actress revealed that she has an excellent memory and has a knack for memorising difficult lines in the first go. It takes her only 2 minutes to go through a scene as long as 4 pages and in one single go, the actress is all set to act out her best shot. Only recently, the actress was delivering a scene with her co-actor, wherein the latter forgot 1-2 dialogues and our mnemonist Tinaa prompted him his lines to help him complete the scene. In fact, Tinaa is a go-to-person for many who want to learn their dialogues by heart and rehearse their scenes.

 
 
 
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On asking her, how she manages to memorise every word of her line without using a prompter, Tinaa said, "I have a knack for memorising difficult lines like a pro irrespective of however long and elaborate they might be. I can memorize my lines by reading the scene just once, and that usually doesn't take me more than 2 minutes. I don't re-read my scene after that. Ratta queen is my nickname on the set for this very reason! I have never believed in remembering my lines word to word. Once the content depicted in the lines is clear in my mind, I improvise here and there and frame them in them in the best manner I can. This is where the screenplay comes in handy as it helps an actor get a grip of the character and a flow of the scene as per the best. I tend to intensely focus on reading that."

Adding further about some of the best co-stars the actress has worked with, Tinaa said, "I really enjoyed working with Hiten Tejwani, Aashka Goradia and Vicky Ahuja while shooting for Daayan. They have a knack to improvise effortlessly as well, delivering a scene with them is never a challenge. We honestly do not get a lot of time to prepare ourselves especially since we are working day and night shifts for episodes. I believe developing an ability as such really helps an actor grow."

While Tinaa can tackle this issue, as Jahnvi, she continues to face a crisis on her hand with the Daayan's presence around.

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