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Deepti looking towards Bollywood

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Deepti Devi, the brand new protagonist in daily soap 'Parivaar' exudes confidence, more than her age and experience. She is confident of making it to the silver screen after this serial. You might call it her immaturity, but the actress claims to have a gut feeling that this soap will be her first and last.

The actress has no words to express her feelings about getting this break. "Since childhood I used to get excited whenever I saw my picture or even watching myself in the mirror. It is really a big dream come true", she adds.

Hailing from a Gujarati family, Deepti was brought up in Pune. She did her schooling from the prestigious Gyan Prabodhini School, Pune and is presently pursuing M.Com, second year from Pune University. Her father is a retired bank employee while her mother is an Asst. Manager in Bank of Maharashtra, Pune. Her brother is a chartered accountant.

Being the only creative person in the family, she has been associated with Marathi threatre from her school days having worked with veterans like Chetan Datar and Shrirang Godbole. She says she was interested in acting since her childhood.

Speaking on her role in 'Parivaar', Deepti says it is the story of 'Radha', a girl who is from Pune. Her colleagues are all married but she overlooks her personal desires for her family's requirements and demands. The character is a nurse who works very hard to take care of her old mother, brother and siblings. All that she wants in return is love and affection from them.

She landed the role at a time when she hardly had any work. She was very depressed. It was at this time that a coordinator asked her to visit the office of 'Miditech' where auditions were on for this show. She gave her auditions and was selected. She says she has no similarity with the character she is playing. According to her she is just the opposite. "I like shouting. I talk a lot. I am a bubbly kind of girl. I have no responsibilities at this moment unlike Radha, my character. I am young whereas my character is much older than my age".

Admitting she was nervous when she was selected for the role, Deepti says she became very much confident after that. Now she is careful about her role, character and image. Claiming to be a very emotional girl, she is very confident and positive at the same time. "I know I am here to make it big."

Deepti has got used to working hard as is demanded by a daily soap. She is shooting day and night. Hard work is nothing new for her.

She is looking forward to hit Bollywood within a couple of years. "I am confident that this will be my first and last TV soap", she signs off on a very confident note.

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