Prachi Desai on quitting television for Bollywood: One has to pass out of school and move to college


Having began her profession as a youngster, Prachi Desai rose to fame enjoying Bani in Kasamh Se. Her pairing with a a lot senior Ram Kapoor within the Zee TV present was a lot cherished by followers. While on the prime of her profession, the actor determined to move to Bollywood, abandoning a stardom that many simply dream of. Prachi made her massive debut reverse Farhan Akhtar in Rock On!! in 2008, and there was no wanting again for her. She went on to play the feminine lead in movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai,  Azhar, Bol Bachchan and I, Me Aur Main. Her newest venture, a homicide thriller Silence…Can You Hear It? starring Manoj Bajpayee is at present streaming on ZEE5.

The thriller has Prachi Desai essaying the function of a cop Sanjana, who’s introduced in to function on an advanced case. Given how delicate and petite she is, the actor, in an unique chat with, shared how shocked she was when approached for the function by director Aban Bharucha Deohans .

“I was doing virtual cartwheels in my mind but honestly, I was shocked initially, and even asked the director if she was sure. In one line if I have to sum it up, I think this is all that I have been waiting for to to come my way. I have taken a while to say yes to something. When I read the script, it was so edgy and kept me hooked. It was an absolute page turner, and I finished it at one go. The characters are also written in such a beautiful way, that it was a win-win situation for me,” shared the actor.


Talking about her character, she stated, “Sanjana is a complete equal on field and is treated like one. I was really impressed with the way the writer-director has sketched her. It just gives a glimpse of how women today can do what they want, and can be who they want even in a male dominated industry. Interestingly, Sanjana also dons a pastel palette, and in a subtle way it shows that a woman can embrace her femininity even if she is a tough cop. As for while shooting, I think I had the most amazing co-stars, and I have made friends for life. I already miss them so much. It was beautiful how we always felt like a team for the whole time.”

The 31-year-old shared that she is sort of a fan of thriller and espionage dramas, and that made working on Silence far more thrilling for her. On being requested if she wished it to hit the massive display, Prachi confessed that it was at all times meant to be a Zee unique, “That’s the beauty of this film and I am happy that the whole world will get to see our hard work. As for cinema halls, I am really happy that they have resumed business, and I want them to keep prospering. The last year has been difficult for a lot of people, and theatre is our everything. I must add here that going for a film is a very personal experience where you take out time. It’s like going for fine dining or shopping. And then of course, there are days when you want to order food home, and watch it at the comfort of your space and time.”

Prachi Desai and Ram Kapoor in a nonetheless from Kasamh Se (Photo: Express Archive)

Discussing her move from television, Prachi Desai stated that she feels humbled that even when she spent solely about two years on the medium, she remains to be etched in individuals’s thoughts. Sharing that it was an enormous factor for her to get an opportunity to debut in a movie as a youngster, the actor stated, “I think it was the best and right time to step out. Also, such opportunities seldom come in. There are times when you know that this is what you want to do. Also, working on television, everyday for such a long time can sometimes burn you out. In terms of films, you can jump to one character from another. Also, I think you can’t keep going to school all your life, you have to step out to move to college, and then probably work or start a business. Television was school for me and I had to pass out at one point.”

On quizzed if she is pleased with the best way her profession has moved through the years, she smiled to share, “When I look back, I think there’s so much credit I should be giving myself. I started at such a young age, and did a lot of roles that I never thought I could pull off. At present, I am just grateful and feel privileged that I can do projects which I want to do, and pass on the others. I never feel the pressure about that and can even wait for something like Silence to come by way. Also, I think we are at a very exciting time right now with the digital medium coming in. Actors can be fearless in terms of their roles as it gives you a palette to choose from. With films, you have to consider a lot of things — the whole package, production house, co-stars but OTT doesn’t play with the same rule. It’s more about real characters, story and talent.  I feel so far everything has been amazing. I have matured in my thinking and to come so far alone, is a big feat.”

After Silence…Can You Hear It? Prachi Desai shall be seen in two digital tasks subsequent — “one is in a mad comedy zone, and the other is a feel-good series based on a beautiful friendship drama. I think on the way, I will make sure to say yes to a lot more projects,” concluded the actor.


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