From bagging a few roles on the big screen, to playing one of the biggest vamps of Indian television, Preeti Puri talks to the team of IF about her negative role as Tanisha, in Zee's Mamta and about her future aspirations.First of all, welcome back to the show. How was it returning to Mamta?
Its feels great to be back and be Tanisha again. I was on a much needed break. Got to roam around a lot, visited the Taj Mahal, and many other places.Now that you're back, how is Tanisha's character going to evolve post leap?
Tanisha is pretty much the same. She's just added to her own style, but no way does she look like a 40 year old. She doesn't have kids, nor any family. She's more or less the same.You remained silent about whether or not, you will want to be a part of Mamta after the leap. What made you opt for it?
I wasn't sure if I wanted to do the leap. I told the production house that I really didn't want to play a grown up's mother in the show. And thankfully I don't have to play a mother on the show.Mamta - the show has changed a lot after the leap, your comments on that?
Seriously, it feels like we're in a new show. Everyone here is new. I really miss Neha a lot. We were like sisters offscreen. The creative unit, most of the star cast, everyone has changed.Do you plan to take up new projects as of now?
Actually yes, as Tanisha is not a full time character, I can think about taking new projects. The only problem is, that the offers I am getting right now, are all similar to Tanisha. Honestly, I am really tired of playing negative. Before playing Tanisha, I did five positive characters on television, and nobody noticed that. Everyone just knows me as Tanisha and not as the other characters I did. I am tired of being stereotyped as the negative character of Indian television.But Tanisha has given you the most fame, correct?
Absolutely. Tanisha has given me a lot of recognition. I remember when I visited Singapore last year, Ajay and I were a part of a show and I was surprised to see the overwhelming response that I received. People were complimenting me for my role. It was really nice to see such love shown towards me. But being an actor, I just want to try something different now.Do you think that Tanisha might ever turn positive?
(laughter) No way. Tanisha will always be negative.Well, It does get boring for actors to do the same thing over and over again. We wish Preeti Puri the very best and hope she comes across creative and positive roles in the future. For more one on ones with your favorite stars, stay glued to India Forums TellyBuzz.
Reporter: Hiral Anju Bhatt
Author: Hiral Anju Bhatt