Priyanka Kothari by birth, switched to Nisha Kothari and now again rocking as Priyanka; Ms. Kothari is back in tinsel town. She will be seen in RGVs soon to release Agyaat. The film is about a film unit which goes for a jungle-shoot and go astray. The crew-members get killed one after the other, leaving the rest running for their life. It is not known to anyone who has killed them, or whether it is a man or animal or something else.
“Even audience would not know who the killer is. There are so many incidences that happen in our lives and we don"t have answer for it, similarly the film is about the unknown. It will be the journey of fear for the audience," elucidates Priyanka. She adds further, “I play a film actress, her name is Asha. She is very elegant, dignified and a very strong woman."
Looking back, the actress confesses she still gets jitters at times and has not overcome the fear of Agyaat, “Just two days back I felt like Agyaat is following me and is trying to kill me. I don"t think I would be able to go to Thames temple again."
She is famously known as Ghungroo of the infamous attempt of remaking the classic. And from thereon she came to be known as RGVs girl. “I always loved working with him. He presents me beautifully onscreen. He has always given me interesting roles. He is a genius and it"s always an honour to work with him," she extols.
Now again she is coming back after two years in a Hindi film by RGV. “It is not my comeback. I only appear in media when my film is about to release. This doesn"t mean I am not around. Most of the actors do one film a year, so even my film is coming after one and a half year; it is not comeback as I was always here. I was waiting for the right script to come my way," she asserts.
Priyanka has recently resumed her birth name and denies any confusion for audience. “It is just the name that has changed, I am the same person and so is my work. I felt more comfortable with the name Priyanka and got bored with Nisha so I got back to my original identity," she states bluntly. Not that we are complaining of two Priyankas in Bollywood!
Actually the reason we were missing her from the Bollywood circuit is because Priyanka was keeping busy down south! She has done films in Telgu, Tamil and Kannada. “Nothing it"s just the passion for films whether it is South film or Hindi film. For me it"s just the character that matters," she concludes. Wake up Agyaat girl, you talk of going downtown when your contemporaries aspire to go uptown Hollywood!