Supriya Pilgaonkar: Janani has a very positive and progressive storyline


Acclaimed actor Supriya Pilgaonkar is all set to return to the small screens with the hard-hitting present, Janani. The every day present will current the journey of Savita, whose life tosses a curveball at her when she loses her husband. Her sons, who’re unwilling to take care of her, provide you with a novel concept the place she has to stick with every of them for a couple of months, on rotational foundation. As she hops from one house to a different, Savita rediscovers herself and walks on the trail of changing into an impartial profitable girl.

In an unique chat with, Supriya Pilgaonkar talks about her new challenge, comparisons with Baghban and aged care in India. The present will start on March 1 on a new channel, Ishara.

Excerpts from the dialog…

What is Janani all about?

As the identify suggests, Janani means mom, the one who offers delivery. When the provide got here to me, the title struck a chord with me, and someplace nudged me to take the present up. Also, in immediately’s world, relatively than simply a precept one, it’s truly a lead position. And such robust components not often come one’s method. The present will challenge how Savita brings a change in her life after she loses her husband, and has to journey the nation to be together with her sons. The journey goes to be very attention-grabbing and even I’m trying ahead to see how she modifies herself. As an actor, it might be actually enjoyable to painting a totally different graph and feelings.

Given the storyline, one might draw a similarity with Baghban.

The movie mainly portrayed the journey of fogeys who get separated. While on papers it would sound related, Janani is about a single mom, who is ready to alter her life. It’s a very positive and progressive story. Once you watch it, you’ll realise it’s utterly totally different.


Do you are feeling lucky that even at this age, you’re attending to play a lead position?

Absolutely, you don’t even get such author-backed supporting roles. This is why I jumped on to it in order that I might create a memorable character, one thing I might be happy with years later. It’s not a run-of-the-mill story and that makes it actually thrilling for me. Given it’s a new channel, they wished to check out one thing totally different. The development in programming can be altering, and individuals are accepting newer ideas.

But is there any worry of being on a new channel with a comparatively lesser attain? Every actor would need most folks to observe their work.

Honestly, I’m on the stage of life and profession the place I don’t fear about how many individuals are seeing my work. I can solely work actually and hope that folks prefer it. At the top of the day, each challenge has its personal destiny. As for me, I take these alternatives positively. When NDTV launched, folks cherished Radha Ki Betiyan, as a result of it was a novel idea. Even Sasural Genda Phool was cherished for being totally different. I truly like working with new channels or makers as they wish to go all out making an attempt one thing totally different. I believe individuals who get pleasure from watching one thing totally different will tune in, and if we handle to impress them with the content material, they are going to be hooked on to it.

According to you, how a lot has the parent-children relationship modified with time?

It has undoubtedly modified however I believe each household has a totally different story. The tempo of the change is very individualistic. From how I take a look at it, I’ve not let go of a lot of issues from my previous technology. Most of the practices stay the identical. We haven’t modified for the sake of it, and even with my daughter Shriya, the change has been minimal. I really feel proud that relatively than asking us to comply with her pace, she has allow us to all develop in our personal tempo. And what’s most lovely is that other than us, she additionally desires to be linked together with her grandparents. And thus I believe, it’s all a very private change, and it’s lovely how people mould themselves into numerous relationships with time.


Talking about tempo, you additionally adopted your individual pace in your profession, focusing extra on high quality than amount. Was that a acutely aware thought?

Very frankly, I didn’t plan it out. However, given I’m additionally a homemaker, I had a lengthy guidelines earlier than I take up one thing. And then there have been many initiatives that I watch and want I used to be solid in. But you possibly can’t hold pondering about such issues. I realised that one has to only hold doing a good job and folks will come to you after they have one thing appropriate. Also, there are such a lot of great actors and not everybody has bought their due. So I’m certain, if I don’t get one thing good, it would go to somebody deserving.

There is a sure expectation if you end up a face of a challenge. Does that add strain for you?

I’m amazed, amused and extraordinarily grateful. I generally can’t fathom how I get a lot love. But I’ve at all times taken all of the appreciation with a pinch of salt. As an actor, I’m most snug when I’m led by a good workforce of writers and director. When you could have a robust base, you possibly can go on so as to add colors to it. I believe it’s at all times a workforce effort.

Lastly, given you all are taking pictures amid many restrictions and SOPs, does it curb creativity?

Honestly, as actors, since you aren’t carrying masks, you are inclined to overlook it’s a totally different world. I believe everybody on set does take a lot of precaution and are getting used to the brand new regular. As for me, I’ve been obsessively washing my fingers in any other case additionally, so there’s not a lot of a distinction.

Janani will air Monday-Friday at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Ishara.


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