Another Bollywood actress has joined the debate on nepotism. This time it’s Prachi Desai, who feels that Bollywood is not too welcoming when it comes to outsiders. Prachi, who quit television and forayed into Bollywood with her 2008 blockbuster Rock On, feels, casting in films is still based on whether you belong to a famous family or not. She shot to fame with her character Bani in Zee TV’s show Kasamh Se, and bid goodbye to the small screen after finding it annoying for the kind of content being made.
Things haven’t changed over the years. She is still averse of making a comeback on the small screen. In a statement to a leading daily, she confessed, “It (television) is in a sorry state, and shockingly regressive. I didn’t want to be a part of it. The lesser said about it, the better.”
After her stint in Rock On, where she was seen alongside actor Farhan Akhtar, she got more opportunities. She appeared in films such as Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010) and Bol Bachchan (2012). However, she feels that the film industry does not let the actor explore their talent. They are quick to stereotype an actor and keep offering the actors the same kind of roles they have previously done. There’s scope but no opportunity to learn anything new here, she feels. (ALSO READ: Baazaar cast: Saif Ali Khan to romance Chitrangada Singh and not Prachi Desai)
While talking to the daily, the 28-year-old, said, “I recently turned down a couple of big films because they all wanted me to do the same kind of thing again and again. I would rather explore the actor in me than just stand there and be one among the many.”
Since Prachi has been out of sight does not mean that she is out of work. The actress will soon appear in a short film, ‘Carbon’, alongside actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jackky Bhagnani. Prachi recently took to Twitter to share a picture with the Carbon actors. She wrote, “Getting unmasked tomorrow! First look of #CARBON at #iifa #IIFA2017 👽🎭 Super kicked about this one! @jackkybhagnani @nawazuddin._siddiqui @deepshikhadeshmukh @maitreybajpai @nazakat.husn @fwxmedia”
Prachi doesn’t deny the fact that everyone in the film fraternity is equally deserving and works hard to reach the place where they are today, but yet feels it’s a “gamble”. The actor added, “Everyone here wants to do something interesting, yet be safe in their zone. Also, the people are still not welcoming to outsiders, because casting is still based on whether you’re a big name or belong to a famous family.”