PRACHI DE­SAI:

IN BOL­LY­WOOD, EV­ERY DAY IS LIKE A FIGHT

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Since her de­but with Rock On!! in 2008, Prachi De­sai has been part of many films. How­ever, the ac­tor feels she has been “a bit choosy”, be­cause the work that has been of­fered to her “was too repet­i­tive”, and re­quired her to play ma­ture parts. Prachi, who was 19 when she made her de­but, says, “The minute I came in, I was per­ceived as a ma­ture ac­tor.” She adds, “Then, I did films like Once Upon a Time in Mum­baai.But, amidst it all, I think peo­ple for­got that this 19-year-old de­served to play roles her age. I am still in my 20s and need to por­tray char­ac­ters that I can re­late to. I need to work with ac­tors who are my age. Why does this [ma­ture] im­age be­come a bar­rier? Ide­ally, I would love to do a mu­si­cal, a rom­com or a ro­man­tic. Prachi says that when­ever “stal­warts and top di­rec­tors” meet her, they are amazed by how young she looks in real life. “But when it comes to work­ing with me, the re­ac­tion is the op­po­site. Also, since I don’t come from a film fam­ily, my fa­ther can’t pro­duce a movie for me. So, ev­ery day is like a fight. You are on your own for ev­ery­thing,” says the ac­tor, adding that “life has come full cir­cle” with Rock On 2. “Do­ing the film has been very emo­tional and spe­cial for me,” she says. The ac­tor ad­mits that be­ing part of the se­quel to Rock On!! comes with “pres­sure and ex­pec­ta­tions”. Hin­dus­tan Times

Since I don’t come from a film fam­ily, my fa­ther can’t pro­duce a movie for me. So, ev­ery day is like a fight. You are on your own for ev­ery­thing. Prachi De­sai

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