Pranitaa Pandit: Negative or grey characters interest me the most

'Kavach' actress Pranitaa Pandit says she is looking for meaningful and substantial roles for her upcoming shows.

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End of last year Pranitaa Pandit and her husband Shiv Pandit welcomed their first child. The couple became proud parents of a baby girl. Before she conceived, Pranitaa was doing the Balaji Telefilms’ TV show Kawach on Colors. Now that her baby is growing up, the actor is slowly working on getting back into shape along with of course enjoying her time with her little angel, Anysha Pandit. She is also planning to get back to work soon.

So what kind of roles are you interested in taking up? “Something that is impactful and interesting. It can be any regular character in the show. If the role is substantial I am absolutely ok to even do a cameo. But it should be like driving the plot, bringing a major twist. Even if it’s not the lead, it has to be a character around which the content revolves in a way. Negative lead or grey characters interest me the most, the other kind that I enjoy a lot are comic roles,” says Pranitaa, who has done TV shows like Kasam, Kawach, Uttaran and Jamai Raja.

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Talking about her amazing post-pregnancy weight loss, she adds, “I have already lost 16kgs, the weight that I had put on post-pregnancy. And, it took me a few months to lose those kilos. To be precise it took about six months.”

There are no more reservations around married female actors or young mothers getting substantial roles on television. “Absolutely I don’t think there should be any taboo attached to being a mom now all of us are aging gracefully. So it’s amazing that a lot of mothers are getting substantial roles. Think of Anupamaa, the show is being driven by somebody who is middle-aged and not some 17 or 18 years old. So there is a lot of scope for good actors and good content now,” she feels.

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Talking about content, Pranitaa is happy how TV is opening up to real and relatable stories and approach.

“Television has evolved in terms of content but I would still say we need to do much more. There are still the same, age-old concepts that are being explored by some. Good that many are experimenting. Unlike the usual love stories and family dramas, now we have shows in every genre, so we have already started approaching diversity,” she explains. Having done a lot of work on television, the actor is particular about what kind of content she would choose now as a comeback vehicle.

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“I want to go back to work to something which adds value and not something that I have already done. If I am leaving my family and going out for work and working for 12 hours I want to make sure it’s worth it. Initially, it didn’t matter, but now I have a baby, so I need to prioritise her, and balance my family life and work. So, if I am leaving her behind to go to work, the project better be good, it better makes sense and helps me grow as an artist,” she concludes.

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