TV is a regressive medium: Prachi Desai

She made it big with television show, but actress Prachi Desai does not approve of how the medium has become today and feels that it is regressive in nature.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 6:52:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Prachi desaiShe made it big with television show, but actress Prachi Desai does not approve of how the medium has become today and feels that it is regressive in nature.

"I think, I was a part of TV in a more fortunate time. Even though my story was of a girl being in love with an older man, it was a slightly modern drama as compared to what it is right now. It is extremely regressive," she told IANS in an interview.

Before venturing into movie with 2008 hit "Rock On!!", she featured as Bani Walia in hit show "Kasamh Se" in 2006.

"You feel that everyone is doing the same thing and copying each other. When I was in TV, there were so many different stories. I think that stage has gone," she said.

An Ekta Kapoor discovery, Prachi has been part of films like "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai" and "Bol Bachchan".

Will you go back to TV?

"If a very interesting phase on Indian TV comes where we have short stories and films, then why not? At the end of the day, you are an actor and the medium doesn't matter," she said.

However, she can't think of doing a daily soap.

"I surely cannot go back to daily soaps. That is something I know. At least not right now. It's a decision I made when I did 'Rock On!!'" said the 24-year-old.

She feels in India you can't do both. "You can't be a film star and a TV actor. In the West you can. But the culture here is different," she added.

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Posted on: 16 February 2013 at 7:41am
i agree with the fact tht ppl r doing the same thing in different shws...there isn't much variety...many times u watch a show and feel they r jus recycling the same old storylines bt with new faces and new dialogues..thts not called being creative or progressive

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Posted on: 14 February 2013 at 3:14am
Oh honey compared to films TV is so much more progressive nowadays. Almost every film follows the same formula except for a few gems like Kahaani or Barfi. On the other hand in TV you have so many shows with real messages-messages which actually symbolise change to the India of today like Balika Vadhu, Diya aur Baati,Punar Vivah.
I think that shows progressive thought rather than a bunch of repetitive films with all the locales outside India and with the exception of the hero and heroine,the cast too

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Posted on: 14 February 2013 at 1:21am
LOLLL... FINALLY tv has begun to venture out from saas bahu crap... and Prachi says tv is regressive in nature nowadays ?? Change is coming.. but gradually.. I think the bigger problem is the fact a few production houses have taken over the entire tv industry.. which is why we see repetition... like 4lions, endemol, balaji, sashi sumeet, utv... otherwise there are gr8 shows out there.. with fresh content like parvarrish, kuch toh log kahenge, n punar vivah.. u just have to flip ur channels.. some day u love a show.. the next day another one..

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