is one lady who's sure to make Laloo proud!
Wondering why? Well, Pariva Pranati the
lead in Star Plus' new historical, Prithviraj
Chauhan is a Bihari and she tells anyone
who's willing to listen that she belongs
to Laloodom. Having done cameo's in Bhabhi
, Hotel Kingston and Don this
young actor is playing Prithviraj Chauhan's
(Angad Bedi's) love interest in the show.
This avid movie buff has refused some raunchy
music videos which came her way recently
because she is completely against skin show.
Kavita Shyam spoke to perky Pariva
My father is an Air Force officer so I
have been traveling all over India. I am
a Bihari and I visit Patna during holidays.
I studied in Delhi at Lady Shree Ram College
where I completed History honours and my
ambitions would keep changing every few
months - I wanted to become a doctor, an
IAS officer, Airforce officer, advertising
professional until I decided to get into
acting. Destiny got me to this profession
and I have grown up watching television
I've not done modeling but have some cousins
in the media profession and thought of getting
my portfolio done and circulating it. I
worked in Bhabhi where I played Sanyukta
and was a part of the twenty year leap and
the shot has taught me the technical aspects
and trained me as an actor. My track in
Don is yet to be aired and I'd done
an episodic in Hotel Kingston where
the Sagars liked my work and finally after
an audition I get to play Sanyogita in Prithviraj
Chauhan. My inspiration is Rani Mukherjee,
I loved her in Black and I love her
I am glad they thought of me
to play Sanyogita, the princess in Prithviraj
Chauhan. I am quite confident that the
show will do well as it's a huge show. My
character falls in love with Prithvi without
seeing him instead has only heard stories
about his bravery. Not many historicals
are made today and I have been able to get
out of the Bhabhi mould with this show.
I'll soon start reading up books and searching
the internet on Prithviraj Chauhan.
Working with Angad
So far I've shot the promo and it's been
a good experience working with him. Once
while shooting, I was horse riding with
Angad and I fell down, I didn't get hurt
because of my heavy clothes and jewelery
saved me but Angad got hurt.
Pariva off screen
I am a very emotional person and if anyone
talks to me rudely I become sad. I love
painting and have learnt pot making from
my mother, I can listen to music twenty
four hours a day and I am particularly fond
of Sufi music.
Projects in hand
I am anchoring a show for a USA based channel
wherein I talk about Indian culture and
my Hindi became better after this show.
Anchoring requires more confidence than
acting because the minute one becomes dull
on screen, it shows and one goes down. I
can do films if it's a very good offer else
I am happy doing television. For the next
one year I'd be busy with Prithviraj
on 11 May 2005 7:30 pm