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Today’s audience is very unpredictable: Tejaswini

Actor Tejaswini Pandit on why actors don’t do the math of box office results while working on a project

regional movies Updated: Jan 22, 2018 20:25 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Tejaswini Pandit,Devaa,Sanjay Jadhav
Tejaswini Pandit is happy that the audience has accepted her films Devaa and Ye Re Ye Re Paisa

The end of 2017 and start of 2018 brought to the audience two completely new and contrasting characters of Tejaswini Pandit. The Devaa (2017) actor was appreciated by critics and audience alike for her roles in both the films. Her latest release Sanjay Jadhav’s Ye Re Ye Re Paisa (YRYRP) with Umesh Kamat and Siddharth Jadhav has her play a bindaas, outspoken and short-tempered girl named Babli. “Honestly, today’s audience is very unpredictable. You can never know what they will like and what they won’t. There have been so many good scripts that fared badly at the box office, while there have been average stories that became hits. Fortunately, my last two films were praised critically too. So, I must have done something right,” says Tejaswini with a smile, and adds that her character Maya in Devaa was very similar to her real-life personality, and Babli in YRYRP too, shares her characteristics.

She adds that while working on a project actors or film-makers don’t really worry about box-office results or TRPs. “Today, actors have a shorter shelf life. You are remembered for your character and talent and not for the film you did. So, I am keen on maintaining this balance and continuing to explore and experiment. I was very nervous about having two releases in a span of two weeks but I am glad the audience appreciated both the genres and showered us with their love.”

Last year, she was appreciated for her portrayal of Rani Sardesai in the finite series 100 days opposite Adinath Kothare. The show is now translated and screened in the Middle East. “It is overwhelming to receive fan messages and clips on how they are enjoying the show. I am glad the show has become popular in a foreign country.”

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 20:24 IST