|I would prefer to be an actress, not a star - Jui Gadkari
All those Kakus, Maushis and Aajis in most of the Maharashtrian homes occupy their positions in front of the TV sets everyday at 7.30 pm to watch Star Pravah’s popular serial ‘Pudhacha Paul’. As the character of Akkasaheb calls out for Kalyani, all these elderly females start thinking as to what wrong the girl has done this time. In short, they are all protective towards their favourite Kalyani. Today, Kalyani has found a special place in their hearts. Is Jui Gadkari, who plays this character, aware of her popularity among these people?
Marathi Movie world spoke to Jui Gadkari, to know more about Kalyani’s character and her rising career.
Q: Tell us something about your real family life and your educational background.
A: I am originally from Karjat. We all, including my uncles have lived together in a villa. Recently, it has been redevelpoed into a building. But, still we all continue to live together. Ram Ganesh Gadkari is my Great Grand father. My father – Ketan Gadkari is a playwright. At home, the atmosphere is like an arts theatre. You will find all sorts of musical instruments here. To say something about my education, I have completed my graduation in Mass Media and Advertising followed by Post Graduation in Advertising and Public Relations. At present , I am doing my MBA in marketing.
the same time love our near and dear ones through our heart. Now, talking about Kalyani, she is a simple , straightforward and sensitive person. Anybody can take her for granted. Whereas, in real life, I am an extrovert. You may call me tapori kind of girl, who likes to lead a group of friends.
|Q: Before signing ‘Pudhacha Paul, what other serials you had done?
A: “Bajirao Mastani’ was my first serial, where I played Chanda. Thereafter, in ‘Majhiya Priyala Preet Kalena’ I performed the role of Soniya and in ‘Tujhvin Sakhya Re’ I played Lavanya.
Q: Have you received special training for acting ?
A: No, I haven’t done even a single day workshop in acting. While working as an assistant director, I did a photo session and when I felt that I could act, I gave auditions. That’s how I started getting roles.
Q: How do you compare yourself with the character of Kalyani ?
A: We share only two things in common. Both of us belive in good relationship with others and at
Q: In that case, it must have been difficult for you to enact kalyani’s character ?
A: Yes, it was a difficult task. But, the director made me work hard on Kalyani’s character with so many rehearsals. I had to keep in mind her behaviour, body language and her simplicity. I rehearsed for a month, before going to the sets of this serial.
Q: Today, you are rated as an ideal daughter-in-law. But, what are your personal views on an ideal daughter-in-law? Q: What type of roles you enjoy the most ?
A: She should be able to maintain that proper balance between office and home management, if she is a working housewife. While pursuing her career , she shouldn’t neglect her home. She should not forget that she is the pillar of the house and therefore has to be physically strong and keep away from negative attitude. Positive thinking is a must for her to maintain that required cordial relationship with her Mother-in-law, which should match close to daughter-Mother relationship.
A: I enjoy doing women oriented serials, where I find a chance to present different shades of a woman through those characters, such as a tapori type of girl, a responsible educated girl, a simple girl from a village and so on. These characters should be unique and something special.
Q: Tell us something about your future projects .
A: Presently I am occupied with only one serial, which keeps me busy for all 30 days of the month. I would cetainly love to perform in films, particularly those, where I am not playing a glamorous role. If it is a powerful challenging role, I would cetainly love to do. Instead of becoming a star, I would prefer to be an actress.
by Chetana Gavkhadkar© MMW