Prachi Desai became a household name, thanks to her character, Bani, in Kasamh Se. What's more, the attractive actress decided to put on her dancing shoes for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and won.
Now, Prachi is all set to make her filmi debut in Abhishek Kapoor's Rock On, opposite Farhan Akhtar. Rajul Hegde finds out more.
How did Rock On happen?
Abhishek's mother saw me on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and recommended me to him.
When Abhishek learnt that I was part of Balaji Telefilms, he asked them to send me for an audition. That's where I met him for the first time.
I was very nervous when we began shooting. But he was very nice to me and explained everything very well. As a director, he is very calm and knows exactly what he wants.
Tell us about your role.
I play Sakshi, a sophisticated Mumbai girl.
I have tried to look different from my Bani look on television. They have given me a younger look. I can relate to her because she is also shy like me. I am not comfortable playing bold characters.
Were you nervous working with Farhan Akthar?
Yes. He is a well-known director and Dil Chahta Hai is my favourite film. The fact that this is his acting debut opposite me made me more nervous.
Also Read: Trailer: Rock On!