Tejasswi Prakash Wayangankar, whose Sony show Pehredaar Piya Ki was taken off air due to content issue, refuses to comment on the same for the moment. “All I want to say is that I personally never received any brickbats for my work, rather my acting and looks were appreciated by one and all. All said and done, I feel it was good that we went off air for it was no sense in going against the tide. The BCCC directive was one kind of warning, I am glad we acknowledged it.”
We respect your thoughts, Tejasswi.
Looking ahead she would be game for split personality characters, as she says, “Such roles give us enough space to perform as actor, but also come few and far between. I can afford to wait for luckily being a Mumbaikar I don’t need to struggle so much to survive in the big city as I have my own house and family support.”
Tejasswi has grown as an actor from her first day on set. “I am now much more comfortable in front of the camera. Also I have learnt to internalize the character, thereby allowing oneself to naturally emote rather than just mouthing the lines. One very important piece of advice, my director gave me was that a good actor never acts.”
She found her calling with Sanskaar -Dharohar Apnon Ki and Swaragini – Jodein Rishton Ke Sur.
Although Tejasswi regards the industry as her second home, she smartly prefers to keep distance from industry people. “I don’t mix with them too much, post pack up, rather preferring to hang out with school and college friends.”
Ask about men (relationships) she says, “All including industry guys first try to flirt casually, if you laugh then try to approach you. I nip this situation in bud, hence no one tries to play the fool with me. One more reason why I don’t hang out with industry crowd is the faulty perspective of some towards life. They crib a lot about how their day was. My answer is simple, agreed our life is tough, we spend twelve hours on set and a couple more just traveling but then this is our job. If you don’t like it don’t do it. I love my job and don’t want to get sucked into such negativity.”
Well said, Tejasswi.