Being in the entertainment industry comes with more disadvantages than advantages: Pragati Mehra of ‘YRKKH'

Pragati Mehra aka Mahima Birla of ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ gets into a candid chat.

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress Pragati Mehra has shared why the entertainment industry might take a little longer than others to regain its glory after being struck by the pandemic.

"Last two years have been tough for all and everyone is bouncing back so is the entertainment industry, but in my opinion it might take a little longer to regain its glory as it doesn't fall under the 'essential' category. Hence, the government is taking time to lift all the bans and the audience is treading with caution too," she explained.

When it comes to the entertainment industry, pros are many. "Fame, recognition and privileges of being an influencer that come with it besides money and glamour, but I feel cons outweigh these," she said.

"Cons are lack of privacy in line for trolling, online abuse and expectation that one should always have an opinion and voice it too on all issues.The pressure of being correct and in line with mass viewpoint," she added.

As an actor, she has had some special moments. "Well special is that I sincerely like what I do. But in terms of roles, I haven't yet been offered something that's given me a special feeling. And personally, without make-up and get-up, I still do not get recognized, so nothing special or extraordinary experience comes my way because I am an actor," she said.

Popularity wise, Uttaran made a difference in her career. "This is followed by Chhoti Bahu 2. A show I really enjoyed working on besides the popular ones of course, are Bal Gopal Kare Dhamaal (Big Magic), Sunaina (Pogo) and Bombay Talking (Zee English)," she shared.

She has a lot of love for her fans and has requested them, "Koi bhi show dekho, bas pyaar mujhe hee dena (watch any show, but shower love only on me."

She also wishes them a peaceful year. "Give up useless hustle. Invest your time and resources in things and people that matter. Have a healthy and peaceful year," she said.

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Watched a few episodes. I love her character. She is a strong woman who is not to be messed with. She has human flaws but isn't necessarily a bad person. ❤️

2 years ago

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