‘I know my ca­reer is not over yet’

... says ac­tor Sa­garika Ghatge, as she tells us why she only did three Bol­ly­wood films af­ter Chak De In­dia

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth, goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Ac­tor Sa­garika Ghatge (right) had struck gold in her very first film, when she played the role of hockey player Preeti Sab­har­wal in the Shah Rukh Khan-star­rer Chak De In­dia (2007). The 29-year-old ac­tor still be­lieves that the film was a “once in a life time op­por­tu­nity” and is not sure if she will be a part of such a big film again.

“Will I be able to be part of a movie that was so huge, is some­thing that has stayed at the back of my mind,” she says, adding, “Af­ter so many years, the fact that peo­ple still know me as the girl from Chak De is some­thing that is very im­por­tant for me. The role that I por­trayed in the film has def­i­nitely stayed with me. Also, all that at­ten­tion was not just re­stricted to me. Ev­ery­one else in the film was loved as well.”

“But my ca­reer is not over as yet, and I need to be re­al­is­tic that there will be more movies that I will work in. But films like Chak De hap­pen once in a life­time and I was re­ally blessed to have worked in that film,” she says.

Ghatge went on to do only three more Bol­ly­wood films — Foxx (2009), Mi­ley Naa Mi­ley Hum (2011) and Rush (2012), which weren’t suc­cess­ful. The ac­tor says that she was caught up with her per­sonal life and didn’t give enough time to act­ing.

“There were a lot of dis­trac­tions in my per­sonal life around that time and I wanted to clear them out. So, I didn’t have a lot of time to give to act­ing or films, and that’s why I was miss­ing in ac­tion from the in­dus­try. I was scared about not giv­ing it my best shot. Now, I think I am back and I am re­ally ex­cited about my up­com­ing projects,” she says.

Will I be able to be part of a movie like Chak De that was so huge, is some­thing that is there at the back of my mind

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