'I wasn't a dessert for people with a sweet tooth'
Almost four years after being in B-Town, Prachi Desai finally finds herself in a happy phase. She considers her recent release Bol Bachchan as her big ticket. She is now weighing her options carefully before she makes her next move as we ask her...
Do you view your current phase as a transition to bigger projects? Will the audience see you in new light in more leading roles?
Frankly, the audience doesn’t care how much money you have spent on the film. If a film appeals to them they will watch it even if it’s a low-budget project. They will reject a film no matter how much you’ve spent on it if it doesn’t appeal to them. My choices have never been based on one single aspect. I want to do good films, that’s all!
Don’t you want to shed the sweet roles image?
How can someone throw away their USP? But at the same time I don’t want to get typecast. So I have been careful about my choices of roles. In Bol Bachchan, I was not just a dessert for people with a sweet tooth. I played a feisty girl with a mind of her own, throwing a tantrum every now and then, taking off on Abhishek (Bachchan) and his gang in some scenes and then being an eye candy as well. So I’m doing roles that are not expected of me.
How do you view Bol Bachchan’s success trail?
I am one lucky girl! On a serious note the team was always positive and confident about the film, but the final verdict was awaited from the audience so we were all just hoping for the best. I am absolutely thrilled with the response.
Do you think you have broken the jinx that most TV stars don’t make it big in Bollywood?
I think I have. The mere fact that I have proved I am not just a one film wonder is enough for a statement. I am glad I have played roles so diverse from each other and proved my versatility. I never imagined someday I would be able to boast of films like Rock On, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai and Bol Bachchan in my kitty.
On working with Abhishek Bachchan...
AB is the the most super fun co-star to have. In his company you will always be in splits. He has a different sense of humour. His energy level is hard to match. He’s proved time and again that he’s a great actor. I am going to miss his madness and I hope to work with him again soon.
What is happening to your film with John Abraham?
I was busy with Bol Bachchan while John had been shooting out of the country. So we’ll shoot the remaining portions soon. It’s a super exciting role for me. But our producers will be the best people to answer that.
The one question that can’t escape… are you in touch with mentor Ekta Kapoor?
Keep guessing! Ha ha. Yes absolutely I am.