Priyal Mahajan is basking in the glory her show Molkki has been bringing her way. Starting her TV career by playing a supporting role of Parth Samthaan's sister in her debut project Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 to playing the lead character of Purvi in Molkki, Priyal has come a long way.
The young actress spoke about her television serial, her dreams and aspirations and her greed to do good roles in an exclusive candid interview with PeepingMoon.com.
Excerpts from the interview:
Were you always interested in becoming an actor?
It was nothing planned as such and I don’t know when exactly it clicked my mind, but I when I finally did make up my mind, I started convincing my parents and came to Mumbai to try my luck. I took a lot of time convincing them; after I completed my schooling I moved to Mumbai and it has been three years now.
How did you bag such a promising and prominent role in Ekta Kapoor’s serial? You did a small part in Kasautii 2 as well.
I was there in Kasautii for six months and after that I did a lot of TV commercials, I love doing TV commercials; then after Kasautii I had stopped giving auditions for shows, so after that I got a call out of the blue for Molkki and I was like ‘let’s give it a try’, and when they explained the show to me I got very interested as the subject had not been dealt previously, even I was not aware of molkki so that was very interesting. I wanted to give it a try and by god’s grace it clicked and everything fell into place.
Were you bothered by the huge age gap between you and Amar Upadhyay any inhibitions on doing romantic scenes with such a senior actor?
It never bothered me personally off-screen. We met on narrations before starting the show and earlier Virendra and Purvi in the show also have never met and when we started it was normal as we all are actors here, but when the first romantic scene came up I was a bit uncomfortable as I take time to gel with people, so after some days it became normal for me, Amar sir made it comfortable for me and so did our team. I had a bit of inhibitions at the start not only with Amar sir but with everyone on the sets but now we are all friendly and on best terms.
Molkki talks about a tradition that is not very favourable towards women in society, what do you have to say about that? Were you comfortable bringing such a topic to screen?
There are some scenes which are very weird, even I get questions in my mind thinking whether all these things still happen today. However, when we came to know about molkki, I found it very interesting and there was no question in my mind whether I want to choose this character or not or question about the customs that we show on the series. I was never perturbed about the social issue and did not feel uncomfortable portraying it onscreen.
Is there any specific quality of Purvi that you would like to embody in your real-life?
Purvi is so soft spoken and how she handles things in her life, there are no similarities between Priyal and Purvi. Sometimes I wonder how Priyal would react to situations that are happening in Molkki, but there is nothing much that I would take this quality of Purvi and incorporate it in my real life.
A lot of television stars are busy participating in reality shows. Is there any specific reality show that you would love to participate in and one that you would never go to?
I won’t comment on this question as I have not planned or thought about participating in any reality shows as of now.
Is there any particular film role that you would love to do, any favorite character or a biopic?
Yeah, there are quite a few. I would love to play Alia Bhatt’s character in Dear Zindagi and Highway and Priyanka Chopra’s role in Barfi. No plans of taking a biopic as yet.
You played a small part in Tandav. Any plans to go for a full throttle role in OTT?
I would love to get on OTT. I am waiting for a good project coming my way. I would love to play a good character on web show and would love to take up a rom-com or thriller in the future.