I have always been popular says Pranati Rai Prakash
Pranati Rai Prakash has ventured into cinema with the recently released ‘Family of Thakurganj’ which also stars Jimmy Shergill and Pankaj Tripathi
What was the turning point of your life?
Femina Miss India was a very important event in my life because after that, I started auditioning and doing TV ads.
When did you decide to become an actor and to be a part of the industry?
I wanted to be an actor ever since I was a child of 9 or 10 years.
What do you think one must have to be successful in this field?
I think talent and perseverance.
There’s a lot of violence in the trailer of your upcoming movie Family of Thakurganj. Don’t you think that youngsters are becoming more violent now and too much violence shouldn’t be shown on the screen?
There is actually no violence in this movie. It’s only shown in the trailer, there are shots of police fighting a gang of criminals and people protesting those police officials who do not work properly. But I don’t think there is a violence in terms of blood shed.
How was your experience of working with Jimmy Shergill and Mahi Gill?
It was good and I learnt a lot from Jimmy Shergill not just during the shoot but also off the set. He is very witty and was making fun of me all the time. He called me ‘selfie queen’ since I like taking selfies. Also, his dialogue delivery is very good. He is such a senior actor but during the shoot you could see that he had prepared well for it. That’s being very professional.
How has fame changed you as a person?
I have been popular since childhood. I danced very well and was into athletics. Then, I won the Femina Miss India contest. It is just that the level of popularity has increased. So, there is not much of a change.
Who inspired you to become an actor?
I wasn’t inspired by anybody as such. I just liked the idea of being on screen or on stage and performing. But well, I like Rajesh Khanna and Dev Anand.
Which role do you aspire for?
I want to do a biography on PT Usha because I have been an athlete and because her life story is very inspirational
Published: 28 Jul 2019, 7:30 PM