Interview - Tejaswi Patil, Actress
  
"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.
 
Tejaswi Patil, Marathi Actress "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 level.

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