Ra­jshri doesn’t let suc­cess get to her

HT City - - LIFESTYLE - Juhi Chakraborty ■ [email protected]

Ac­tor Ra­jshri Desh­pande has had an amaz­ing year with ac­co­lades com­ing her way for her roles in the web se­ries Sa­cred Games and film Manto. The ac­tor, who gar­nered at­ten­tion for her role in Pan Nalin’s An­gry In­dian God­desses (2015), says that she is happy to see the way her ca­reer has taken a turn but she is not let­ting suc­cess get to her head. The ac­tor feels that she has a long way to go and wants to con­tinue to do roles that chal­lenge her.

“I just keep my­self nor­mal. Like theek hai ac­cha kaam hua to hua, par abhi bahut karna hai,” shares Ra­jshri.

She goes on, “As an artist, I want to keep do­ing good work. I don’t want to bore my­self. I don’t want to get high on my suc­cess. I don’t want to go into an over-con­fi­dent zone where I am [or be­come] com­fort­able. [I feel] an artist has to be al­ways on his/her toes. That’s what keeps him/her alive.”

She fur­ther adds, “There is so much to learn, so much to achieve and so much to do...I am grate­ful and thank­ful to ev­ery­one who loved [watch­ing my work].”

So of­ten it is seen that suc­cess changes the way film­mak­ers and col­leagues look at an ac­tor. Ask her if it is the same case with her, and Ra­jshri an­swers in the af­fir­ma­tive: “Of course, I see that change...But that’s nor­mal hu­man na­ture. We all have to prove our­selves to reach to that level where peo­ple will look at you dif­fer­ently. It is a jour­ney that we all have to go through. It takes time for peo­ple to see you in such a way and put you in the char­ac­ter’s shoes.”

She fur­ther adds, “I am work­ing with sen­si­ble di­rec­tors, who want me to be dif­fer­ent and not a fan­tasy char­ac­ter.”

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