Tejaswini Pandit has been active in Marathi films for the past few years now. During this period, she has experienced stage, television and films, playing a variety of roles. Some of her memorable performances were in the films like ‘Wavtal’, ‘Mee Sindhutai Sakpal’& ‘Candle March’ for which she has also won popular awards. Actually, Tejaswini is known for playing a protagonist fighting against injustice on women, in many films with a social message. She started her acting career 10 years ago, with a negative role in Kedar Shinde’s film ‘Aga Bai Arechha’, but has also played glamorous roles in few films like ‘Ranbhool’ & ‘Gaiir’.
Tejaswini’s real beauty wasn’t presented as well as it has been done in her latest release, ‘Tu Hi Re’. She looks slim and fit. Director Sanjay Jadhav has not only offered her a glamorous role, but has also presented her in the best of costumes to give her that elite and gorgeous look.
Zee Talkies spoke to Tejaswini on the eve of her film’s release to know her reaction about her role of Bhairavi and the changing look of Marathi cinema. And, the charming actress was more than happy to share her thoughts.
Q: When you look at your own progress in Marathi cinema, for the past 3 to 4 years, do you think that Marathi cinema has reached the level to be compared with good Hindi cinema?
A: Yes, Marathi cinema has shown this progress, because of good subjects handled by many talented filmmakers. The films have also been technically well-presented. Some Marathi films also posed a big challenge to regular Hindi cinema. But, I only feel bad when some good Marathi films with social messages don’t do well at the box office.
Q: Do you think these Marathi films weren’t promoted well?
A: No, I wouldn’t say that. Today, Marathi filmmakers are promoting their films very well. And, even the artistes are helping them to promote the films before the release date. There were films which had already won National Awards, little before their release; yet people didn’t go to watch them. Such films actually don’t need promotion, as the National Award speaks for itself. But, it didn’t work.
Q: Talking about your role of Bhairavi, don’t you think that it was a glamorous role and different from your previous roles?
A: Yes, I attempted this role, as it was different. I always like to explore this world and learn new things. My life is between these two words, ‘action & cut’. So, whatever new things would help me, I find time to learn them. It is like developing yourself as an actor.
Q: Generally, artistes moving from television to films don’t come back to television and anchor shows. But, you have been doing it. Is it because you want to keep yourself busy?
A: As long as my admirers enjoy watching me play a TV show anchor, I will continue to present it. Moreover, I enjoy Television and it also suits my time schedule.
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