I want to do limited work, responsibly: Tejashri Pradhan
Actor Tejashri Pradhan on her selection of roles and why she is content with doing “doing one or two films a year”Updated: Jun 07, 2018 18:52 IST
Actor Tejashri Pradhan celebrated her birthday recently in a unique and interesting way. She uploaded a video and posted pictures showing her fitness regimen and mentioned #Letsgrowyounger and #HappyLife. The Asehi Ekada Vhave (AEV) actor is looking forward to a Hindi release Babloo Bachelor, opposite Sharman Joshi. She is also busy with her play, Karti Kaljat Ghusli (KKG) opposite Prashant Damle. Tejashri says, “I feel fortunate to have such brilliant actors with me, be it Ankush Chaudhari in Ti Saddhya Kay Karte (2017), Umesh Kamat in AEV. Sharman Joshi in the Hindi play Main Aur Tum or veteran Prashant Damle in KKG. My characters in all these projects are of equal importance and I feel good about that.”
So, has it been a deliberate decision to pick projects with established actors? “No, that is definitely not my criteria while choosing any project. I feel it is my fate to have had the chance to work with these stalwarts. For me, my character has to be interesting and be an important part of the story. Every film tells a story or gives out a message. I ensure that my character, too, is doing the same. I don’t want to just be an arm candy for the lead or just a prop in a film. I take up scripts that appeal to me,” she says.
Tejashri adds that she has been choosy in her career so far and doesn’t want to do films or television just for the sake of it. “I don’t want to constantly work or be on the sets round the clock. I am okay with doing one or two films a year. I want to do limited work responsibly. I want to be remembered for my good work,” says the actor.
Earlier this year, she made her digital debut with the short film, Uncomfortable, which spoke about what women go through when they are stared at throughout the day. She intends to make more of such empowering videos every year.