The very attractive Sangita Ghosh, who is playing the main negative (sorceress) in new weekend STAR Plus fantasy show, Divya Drishti, admits that her character is very loud and over the top. “But that was required as we to need to separate her from the other normal characters. Down the road, when she enters the family as a mere mortal, you see a more sedate avatar of me.”
Here Sangita, whose character does weird things with her eyes and hands, says, “I am not ashamed of doing anything on screen, as getting ruffled affects my output. I convince myself that may be these things happen, and then blindly follow my director and writer’s vision.”
“Having said that, I do have to psyche myself to do what it takes. A true actor should not foreclose any options. I have been lucky to get to play all kinds of characters over the years, including a mature thinking woman (Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara), which can be seen as diametrically opposite to my current assignment.” Her other well-known shows have included Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Mehndi Tere Naam Ki, Virasat, etc.
Sangita’s pishanchi character is hellbent on getting the lead sisters, Divya (Nyara Banerjee) and Dristhi (Sana Sayyad), and snatching their powers of seeing and altering the future, in her quest for power and immortality.
When asked about the quality of CG between our desi fantasy offerings and international stuff, she says, “Guys please, it is a no contest, given the budgets. But yes, we have grown by leaps and bounds over time. Also, I think it is time we stop dissing our own content.”
“I just have one piece of advice for those who harp on the ill-effects on children – our kids are very smart and know what to take seriously and what not. Our Fireworks Productions story is only for entertainment purposes, period.” “Also, I don’t think we need to make a song and dance about fantasy going mainstream. Let’s face it; it has a huge audience base. This is not something new as well. Remember Chandrakanta, Shaktiman, etc. I too have dabbled in the format before,” says Sangita, whose last show was Rishton Ka Chakravyuh.
“The only change is that now lead actors are playing the evil characters. I am really enjoying playing the glamorous avatar. We look sexy and not just scary. Normally I always have a say in my costumes, but here I went with the idea of the designer and it has worked.”
Are your costumes not too bold as per GEC standards? “Don’t today’s normal women wear deep neck blouses and backless cholis to weddings? The eternal outfit also does expose your midriff. I hope we go really bold in the coming episodes as shock value does help.”