Prachi Desai: ‘I, Me Aur Main’ a turning point in my career
Actress Prachi Desai, who plays a chic hairdresser in John Abraham starrer I, Me Aur Main, says the romantic drama is a turning point in her career. Interestingly, it is for the first time in her five year old career in Bollywood that Prachi, 24, is playing her age onscreen. “I have always played characters which are either very quiet or beyond my age. For the first time, I am playing a character which is like my real self. As Rock On was my stepping stone in the industry, similarly I, Me aur Main will be the turning point as it will portray a new Prachi Desai,” the actress told PTI.
In the film, which also stars Chitrangada Singh, Prachi plays a pivotal character which is the reason behind the change in John’s character. “Gauri is my favourite character because she is so similar to me in real life. She is a livewire and free-spirited. She is living her life to the fullest and wants everybody around to do the same. She is a hairstylist by profession. Between her and John the equation is so fantastic. They are pals. She is one reason in the film for whom John changes,” she said. Asked about her on-screen chemistry with John in the film, Prachi said, “Sharing the screen space with John was fantastic. He could be anyone’s favourite co-star. John has a quirky sense of humour and he is one of the most accommodating actors.
“Prachi started her career with TV serial Kasam Se when she was 17-year-old and after that she starred in various films including Bol Bachchan, Once Upon a time in Mumbai and Life Partner. The actress says she is happy about her film choices. “My journey in the industry was difficult initially because I was an outsider. I am lucky that I have been a part of some good films and made good choices,” she said. The actress says she has left TV for sometime and will only return if she gets a chance to judge a reality show.
“It’s very unfortunate that in our country you have to do either of the two. There is always a gap in TV content as compared to the subjects in western countries, TV content in India is not progressive. So, I chose films. I will comeback if I get a chance to judge a reality show,” she said. Prachi will next be seen in Vikram Bhatt’s horror franchise 1920 part 3 opposite a newcomer where she will play a princess. “The story is set in London in 1920 era. I will play a princess and will get to experiment with lot of looks. We will be shooting the film at the ‘Harry Potter; locations and I am really excited about it.”
March 1, 2013 – oneindia.in