For television actress Pooja Banerjee, who recently has appeared in the shows like Ek Doosre Se Karte Pyar Hum, Hatim and Swim Team among others, acting is nothing but a matter of having common sense. She believes that those who are good listener are automatically successful. And, those who are not good listeners, can’t own common sense. Pooja was in Chandigarh on Tuesday to talk about the latest television show Nagarjun…Ek Yodha.
In a chit-chat session, she shares about her acting aspirations, where glamorous roles have no place. Take a look. Pooja comes from a family, where no one has ever been into the acting industry. And she too, was in sports. “I represented Maharashtra at the national level for swimming. So, sports have always been my first love. Because of my sporty attitude, I gave auditions for Roadies 8 and got selected for the show,” Pooja shares. However, destiny brought Pooja into acting and she reveals that being an actress has changed her entire outlook towards life. “I was a tomboy, a girl who never knew how to use a kajal pencil.
I had never even dressed like a typical girl. But, today being in this industry I am learning the things I’ve never come across before,” says the actress. Talking about the kind of roles that she wants to explore in her acting career, Pooja shares that she is not willing to take up roles, where she will have to dress like an elegant lady and behave like a ‘sanskari bahu’. “This is one of the reasons that I was never interested in doing mythological series. I have given such shots as well, where I am wearing no makeup.
So, I am not clear about not doing glamorous roles,” avers Pooja. Also, Pooja, who hardly follows any Indian television series, is of the view that although the time is changing now, Indian TV shows have always lacked the progression to change the society. “I am glad that we are now coming out of that saas-bahu drama and exploring other subjects as well. I won’t deny the fact that in India, majority of the TV shows are produced either for women or kids, but that doesn’t mean that we bring monotony. “With audience becoming more aware, the content of television should also grow,” adds Pooja. She winds up the conversation on a note that now that she is into the field of acting, she wants to work to an extent that she will be able to write an autobiography.
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