The fiery and strong Pooja Sharma has impressed the world with her portrayal of Draupadi in Star Plus’ Mahabharat (Swastik Productions). With the recent episodes focusing on her performance, the girl’s acting talent has definitely come to the fore.
Pooja speaks about her life and a lot more with Tellychakkar.com. Read on…
“Coming from Delhi, I am here because of my family. They have always supported me when it comes to acting and seeing me on screen (smiles). My brother is very critical about my work and on the other hand my mom and sister-in-law love my work. The journey in Mahabharat is very beautiful. I have actually fallen in love with Draupadi’s character and my work.”
Speaking further, she added, “The recent episodes were shot so beautifully where every actor in the team got a chance to perform. For me Draupadi is a strong and just woman with a strong personality. She is the lady who managed to keep herself dignified despite the trials and tribulations faced by her.”
Coming from a modeling background, she has definitely taken the world with surprise with her performance. “I think it’s a very silly belief that models can’t act. And apart from modeling I have also done anchoring, hosting and daily ads. So I knew the trick of the trade. Hence, when this role came my way I took it up as a challenge and by God’s grace it’s going well. Everyone in my team is also very helpful and supportive so it never has been difficult.”
Tell us something about Draupadi’s fashion statement. Pooja answers, “Her costumes are beautiful and mainly dominated by the colour red. The colour is considered to represent passion and energy. Draupadi is a feisty character born out of fire and a very strong individual so it’s being themed accordingly. The jewelries are also quite lavish and overall I am like decked up in around 25 kgs overall. It actually takes me two to three hours to complete the look and it hardly takes about an hour for the cheerharan post shoot (laughs).”
Did she feel any kind of competition, with all actors being compared to the earlier Mahbharat actors? “Honestly I'm not under any pressure, for I'm not competing. I am working on Draupadi the way my directors, writers and I feel the best, there is no inspiring. Also the screenplay of each character is differently done in this Mahabharat which makes the show completely different from the earlier one,” signed off the actress.
We wish Pooja a great career ahead!