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We don’t live together: Pooja Gor

Pooja Gor denies rumours of being in a live-in relationship with Raj Singh Arora, talks about fame and hopes Ekta Kapoor will offer her a film someday

tv Updated: Aug 26, 2013 17:50 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times

After three years of playing the lead in a successful show, 22-year-old actor Pooja Gor still has her head firmly on her shoulders. While she has a bunch of TV offers (and she isn’t averse to taking some of them up), she is also looking forward to working in the movie industry. Here are excerpts from an interview where she talks about her past, present and future.

Post Pratigya, there was buzz about a season 2. Is that still on?
I have no updates on that. I want to get back to the fiction genre with something that is a different and meaningful. Post Pratigya, I hosted Lakhon Mein Ek, then did The Serial, Ek Thi Nayika, and now I am hosting Savdhaan India. I’ve been busy, but my schedule isn’t as hectic as when I was doing a daily soap. As for the future, I’ve been offered Nach Baliye too, but I’m still contemplating it.

Being an Ekta Kapoor protégée, are you hopeful that like Prachi Desai and Anita Hassanandani, she might offer you a film?
She hasn’t offered one yet. But hopefully, she will someday. I haven’t, however, spoken or sent feelers to her.

You’ve been seeing Raj Singh Arora for a few years. Is marriage on the cards?
There’s no such plan right now. I’m too young to get married. We are focusing on our careers as we have goals to achieve. Wedding is at least five years away.

Rumour is that you’re in a live-in relationship.
We’ve been living in the same area, but we don’t live together. Such things keep popping up every now and then, so it doesn’t bother me.

What’s your take on the concept of a live-in relationship?
I haven’t really thought about it. I don’t know if I want to do it. To each his own. If a couple is comfortable, then why not.

Presently, you’re more popular than your boyfriend. Has that ever affected your relationship?
Never. My success hasn’t gone to my head. And we understand each other so well that these issue don’t crop up. I don’t personally know many people in the industry, but Raj, who’s been a bigger star, knows a lot more people. He’s done more work than I have and has a good reputation in the industry. He doesn’t believe in running after money, which I respect.

Quick five

Best and worst career advice you ever got.
Best advice I got was to follow my heart; worst was that I should take up every project that comes my way and mint money.

An unbelievable scene you played.
Shooting in fake rain and staying wet all through the shoot. I get worried I might fall ill or catch a cold. I never get wet in the rains.

A disturbing trend on TV.
There’s a herd mentality, as all shows look the same. Everything is about the saas and the bahu.

A show you think is successful.
Balika Vadhu and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai are tremendously successful, even though they have been on air for a long time now. Diya Aur Baati Hum too is brilliant.

An actor you feel is good.
I love Gaurav Gera, who does such a fine job as Mrs Pammi Pyarelal. He’s a superb actor and it’s a bold character. I saw him on the sets one day; he was walking like a man, and picked up his sari till his knees. He looked irritated in that look. Yet, on screen, he pulls it off so well.

First Published: Aug 26, 2013 14:04 IST