Prachi Desai is just one film old, but she’s already courting controversy by declining mentor Ekta Kapoor’s film. The young actress, however, insists that she hasn’t upset anyone.”Ekta, her mom Shobha aunty and I are too close for people to try and spoil our relationship. We don’t only share an actress-producer bonding. I’m like a daughter in their family. And Shobha aunty is concerned about my film career. She advised me to wait until the release of Rock On before signing any new films. I’ll always be relying on Ekta and Shobha aunty to guide me through my career,” says Prachi, “They had spoken to me about a film, but we hadn’t signed a contract or anything. Like I said Shobha aunty and Ekta have told me to do what is best for my career.â€
“When I left their serial Kasamh Se it was a heart-wrenching decision for me. I had become a part of the Balaji family and I was moving into an area where I had no experience at all. Luckily, Ekta encouraged me to do Rock On although the role was that of a wife and mother-to-be and I had to play a woman older than I am. But then in Kasamh Se I played a wife and a daughter-in-law. So I guess those years of experience came in handy when I finally did my first film,” she explained.
Prachi got noticed for her role as Farhan Akhtar’s dutiful and beautiful wife in Rock On. Reportedly, Abbas-Mustan, the duo working with Prachi on her second film Life Partner with Tusshar Kapoor, have the actress contractually bound to ensure theirs is her second release. Prachi, however, did not comment on the matter.
Prachi has also opted out of Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt’s much talked-about Jashan.
“It’s true I’m out of Jashan. I really wanted to work with the Bhatts who have done such wonderful work with Kangana (Ranaut) and other girls. I said yes thinking the dates that were with Abbas-Mustan could be adjusted. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Fortunately, the Bhatts aren’t upset with me. We’ll work together again very soon,” says Prachi.