January 28, 2011 05:38:03 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Prachi Desai is out of sight again. Well, on the big screen at least. Post the success of ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI, one would have expected her to sign films in heaps. However, this hasn't been the case as one is yet to hear of any new announcements.
"It was a conscious decision to go slow at the beginning of my career. I had been doing a lot on TV and wanted to give myself time to sink into the world of films. Also, audience also needs time to get used to seeing you in a different persona; it isn't easy for them either," says Prachi who has pretty much been an annual event if her films released so far are any indication.
While her debut film ROCK ON released in August 2008, LIFE PARTNER arrived exactly a year later (August 2009) with another one year gap before ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI (July 2010) hit the screens.
"I think now is the time to move faster," smiles Prachi who has currently only one confirmed film in her hands - JOKER with Rajeev Khandelwal, "I wanted some variety in the kind of films I do and hence I did a sophisticated ROCK ON, a comedy LIFE PARTNER and a period film like ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI."
While she was a girl from the 70s in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI, JOKER has her playing a girl of today.
"In this film, I am playing someone who is exactly like me in real life as well," informs Prachi, "My biggest worry always has been to get typecast as an actor. This is the reason why I have been making a conscious effort to give myself enough break in between so that I can pick and choose films carefully."
Well Prachi, in the times when being on-your-face and all over is the 'in' thing, it won't be a bad idea to shorten breaks and pick up a lot more which is in the offering.