After decades of reigning Bollywood, Jaya Prada returns to mark her television debut After decades of reigning Bollywood, Jaya Prada returns to mark her television debut Source : Press
The quintessential diva of the yesteryear whose unequivocal acting and dancing style is still revered as the jewel of the Indian cinema is set to display her craft in a new avatar and in a new medium. After decades of reigning Bollywood, Jaya Prada returns to mark her television debut.
The actress will be embarking upon her small screen journey with a new show Perfect Pati wherein she will be playing the role of a mother to the lead actor. Striking different shades of the character, she will display her understanding between right and wrong which will be the canvas of a new age motherhood that is blended with confidence, righteous modernism and expressiveness.
About her small screen debut, the actress said to a leading tabloid, "Like all firsts, I'm sure it's going to be formidable, yet a special experience. The medium of television is immensely powerful and it's refreshing to know that such evolved and strong characters, and women-oriented stories are being written on this medium. Pramila will uniquely challenge and at the same time beautifully present the relationship of a mother with her son and daughter-in-law."
On briefing about her character in the show, Jaya Prada believes that she will be portraying an unconventional character which is atypical from the usual saas bahu of daily soaps, she said, "It's sad to see that the mother-in-law on Indian television is either the vamp or gets confined to the kitchen. The primary reason for taking up this character was the qualities and attributes Pramila possesses. I truly wish more such characters are written for mainstream TV shows, given the fact that they enjoy immense reach and can influence the society positively."
On being asked about what deferred her arrival on the small screen, Jaya Prada said, "Through my long film career, I have always believed in doing good work and playing meaningful roles. Now, I will do so on TV as well. When I heard the narration of this script, I knew that Pramila was a woman I could relate to and be proud of. I have become selective about roles and this seemed perfect."
As television demands hectic schedule, the actress is prepared for the grind, she said, "I have experienced regional television through a Telugu reality show called Jayapradam. I'm aware that unlike film shoots, TV can be demanding, as it needs to produce content on a daily basis. However, when I commit to a project, I accept whatever comes along with it. I have had discussions with the creative team and specific dates have been blocked for my shoot. So, I am sure it's going to move forward in an organised manner."