"I would love to play a simple girl's role"- Tejaswi Patil
Not many Marathi actresses have entered acting profession successfully, after
marriage. But, Tejaswi Patil is one such actress, who made her acting debut in
Marathi after marriage and succeeded in inviting attention of Film and TV
lovers. Her husband Swadeep Patil has been very supportive to see his wife's
wish of becoming a leading actress, come true. Originally from Belgaum, Tejaswi
is a MBA Graduate with specialization in HR. She began her acting career in
films with a small but glamorous role in Trupti Bhoir's film 'Agadbam'. She
played Makarand Anaspure's office colleague, in whom the hero is deeply in love.
Tejaswi got her first major assignment in a TV serial through a title role in
'Prajakta' on Mi Marathi channel, where she had an opportunity to work with
veterans like Sulbha Deshpande and Satish Pulekar. She also played a grey
character in Zee TV's popular serial 'Bhagyavidhata' and became popular among
home TV viewers. "Indeed, you get instant popularity through prime time TV
serials, as people start recognizing you, at public places," says Tejaswi, who
is in this Marathi film industry, at the most appropriate time, when the Marathi
films are going for a change.
"I have seen 'Deool' which is a very good film. But, I could not see
'Bharatiya' as there were no shows in Bandra, where I presently live. All nearby
theatres were booked with 'Ek Tha tiger'. But, when I go to my mother's place in
Khargar, I get to see Marathi films there," says Tejaswi, who loves to watch
quality films. "I don't see all Hindi films, unless I know that it is a good
film, from my point of view," she says. Tejaswi has also done few ad films and
one of them is for Brooke Bond Tea with Sachin Pilgaonkar and Atisha Naik.
Having played different types of roles till now; she would love to play a simple
girl from a village or a chawl. "I wish, I get this kind of role soon," she
quips. Recently she played a modern girl
opposite Santosh Juvekar in the film
'Aghor' which was released two weeks ago. Tejaswi has played the first lead girl
coming in the life of Santosh. She plays a bold girl who dares to challenge the
road side miscreants, who try to molest her. But, she commits suicide, when she
finds that her boy friend is unable to protect her from these people." It is
the deep impact that is created on his mind, with this episode, which makes him
rough and tough in the rest of his life," she says.
Tejaswi, was also part of an episode in popular Sony television serial 'Crime
Petrol', where she played the wife of Santosh Juvekar in a mystery filled story.
Her forthcoming film is Zetleman' a comedy film, opposite Sanjay Narvekar.
Whenever she finds time from her shooting schedule, she helps her husband in
their 'Spa business' which deals with relaxation methods, which can even be used
during travel. It all relates to relieving stress and increase your fitness
It is rightly said that your education always helps you in every field. Who
knows, in near future Tejaswi may turn a film maker and use her MBA knowledge
for proper planning of the project. Marathi Movie world wishes a bright future
to this beautiful talented actress, who has maintained herself slim and fit,
even after marriage.
by Ulhas Shirke © MMW