|'I live for the day'- Aditi Sarangdhar
Few years ago a young girl from Kalyan peformed in
experimental play 'Litmus', only to be spotted for her incredible talent. Today,
she is one of the leading actresses in Marathi entertainment industry. Since
childhood, Aditi Saragdhar was passionate about acting. And, when she got a
platform, she never looked back. From Kalyan, her journey to Ruia College,
Mumbai was only to enhance her acting skills, to greater heights.
Watching her as a smart and intelligent Police Officer in new TV serial
'Lakshya' certainly takes the
viewer ship of the serial and the channel up; so
much is her popularity today. We have seen her acting skills in 'Vadalvaat' and
many more serials that followed later. We watched her in Marathi films, but role in 'Tee Ratra' reminded one and all about her potential as an actress. Aditi has
always been comfortable with comedy as well as serious types of roles. She also
suited well in angry young woman image, fighting against injustice. Now, with
her smart Lady Cop character of Saloni Deshmukh , she is sure invite more and
more fans to her list.
Marathi Movie World spoke to Aditi Sarangdhar about her acting career and this
bold and beautiful actress was kind enough to express her frank views. Excerpts
for an interview:
|Q: You have studied Philosophy while doing your graduation; how do you relate
this subject in your acting profession?
A: Frankly speaking, 'I live for the day'. I am not very serious about being
philosophical in my day to day life.
Q: Many years ago Kavita Choudhary through her serial 'Udaan' inspired many
young girls to join IPS. Now, yourself playing Inspector Saloni Deshmukh, do you
think, you will inspire young girls to join Maharashtra Police?
A: I don't know much about this serial. May be I was too small. But, this role
of Saloni Deshmukh would surely inspire many young girls. It is a very strong
Q: What's so special about this character ?
A: It is all about the day to day experiences that a duty bound Police officer
has to face in real life.
It's not only about saying 'Yes, Sir' and obeying
orders. It is much beyond that. It's also about emotions and hardships faced on
and off duty.
Q: Can you site an example .
A: While shooting one dramatic scene, I hear a small child making a remark on police and
I explain how difficult it is for the police to work for 24 hours a day many a
times. There is no word 'Kadachit' in the dictionary of Police. That's what I
noticed while playing this role.
Q: Were you inspired by someone in particular, while playing this role ?
A: Yes, I am inspired by Kiran Bedi. I have read her book and found her to be
the most dynamic and best lady Police officer in our country. Every act of hers
was in public interest. May be, she was opposed by her seniors for her actions,
but she always proved her point.
Q: We understand that you are very particular about your dress design, while
shooting. Is that true ?
A: Yes, I design my own clothes and I am allowed to do that. Even in this
serial, I wear my choice of clothes, if not in uniform.
Q: But, how do you do that ?
A: I just close my eyes and think about my character. Then I notice all those
images with relevant dresses suited for a particular scene.
Q: Your choice of dresses were perfect for your character in the film 'Tee Raatra'. Were those clothes also designed by you?
A: Yes, they were designed by me. I am glad that someone appreciated it.
Q: Now that you have committed for this serial, will you be doing films?
A: Yes, why not ? For this serial, I have committed only 15 days of the month.
Rest of the days I am available for films.
by Ulhas Shirke © MMW