Published On: Sat, May 7th, 2016

Prachi Desai: Industry Needs to Open up to Me, Offer Different Roles


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Actress Prachi Desai, who will be next seen in upcoming film Azhar, agrees that she has been victim of her own image.

The actress, who previously played the ‘sweet girl’ image role in films like Rock On!! , Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, will once again be seen in somewhat similar character in the film which also stars Emraan Hashmi and Nargis Fakhri.

The actress agrees that she is the victim of her own image but says that she has “no contribution to it.”

“It’s not like I want to be like this but it’s the kind of roles I keep getting over and over again. I blame it on lack of choices. I think filmmakers need to offer me more interesting stuff and I feel that they need to see the real person in me,” she told IANS.

“Yes, I do such roles fairly well, but this is not that all I can do. I can do much more. The industry needs to open up a little (towards me),” she added.

Prachi will be seen playing Mohammad Azharuddin’s first wife Naureen in the biopic made on the cricketer.

The actress said that that she has “grown up watching Azharuddin but with Naureen there is nothing much that we know. So, I was completely relying on people’s version of Naureen, but that was not enough,” she said.

“It wasn’t easy for me but I am glad I took it as a challenge,” she added.

Directed by Tony D’Souza, Azhar is jointly produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Picture. The film also stars Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi in pivotal roles and is slated for a worldwide release on May 13, 2016.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology