Prachi Desai was last seen in Rock On 2. In a recent interview, she revealed how she had to go through a lot of struggle to break the ‘girl-next-door’ image people had.
She began her career with Ekta Kapoor’s serial Kasamh Se and made her Bollywood debut with Rock on in 2008. “After Rock On just like what happens with everyone, I got stereotyped. First of all, because I came from a television background and secondly because I didn’t play a glamorous, larger than life character. I wasn’t launched in one of those extremely big budget films where I was anyway elevated to that position. After that (Rock On) it was extremely difficult for me to change the perception of ‘sweet simple girl next door’ and get roles which were my age,” she said.
“I was 19 when I did Rock On but I’ve had the strangest reactions from some of the biggest filmmakers where they met me and were often surprised that I looked so young. I still get offered roles where I am intense, subtle but in real life, I think I am kind of the opposite of that. But that’s an outsiders struggle although out. Whether it is a Kangana from Gangster or Vidya Balan from Parineeta, it takes the time to find your best scripts and roles. You just have to keep working hard”, she added.