Playing Mahakali is challenging but also a lifetime experience: Pooja Sharma


When asked what kept her away from TV, Pooja smiled and said, “I can tell you what brought me back. That’s when I asked myself, why not do something powerful and empowering? Talking about the comparison that will come her way, Pooja said, “I am game for all of it. Rather than putting myself up there, I believe in putting my work ahead.”
Pooja interestingly was rumoured to be dating most of her Mahabharat co-stars. And as an actor, I am getting to play Parvati and Kali. It’s strange that even though I am actor I don’t want too much of attention. The lack of good roles made me stay away.”
On why she once again chose to play a mythological character, the actor said, “There was a lot of work that came my way but things never fell into place. When questioned whether it’s the money that takes them there, the actor replied, “Not at all. Some of them have even extended their work visas for more than a year. It’s overwhelming to see so much love for us in a country that doesn’t even share the same cultural values. And at the end of the day, you are only answerable to your conscience. Though I must add that the action director literally held my hands and helped me out. You have to visit the place to feel the warmth. And as actors, I think we all have to go through this phase.”
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Published:July 23, 2017 8:48 am

Pooja Sharma, well known for playing Draupadi in Mahabharat, will now play the role of Kali in Mahakali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai. Though I was quite apprehensive to play Kali, Siddharth sir (Producer Siddharth Kumar Tewari) managed to convince me. However, Pooja maintained that she would have regretted declining the offer. “I am actor and my job is to perform and I cannot drown my energy in PR mechanisms. It was for the first time her story is being projected. So, I am not answering that.”

Produced by Swastik Productions, Mahakali will air every Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. It’s challenging but also a lifetime experience.”
Stating that the entire training process was really difficult, Pooja added, “Doing the action sequence was comparatively easier. And it is genuine love that comes from really loyal fans.”
The actor has always maintained a distance from media and social network. It was a great role. And the audience has never seen Kali in a full-fledged show. Also, I am getting to learn so much about action and VFX. And now when I see the same on screen, it’s like a badge of honour for me.”
Even though Star Plus’ Mahabharat went off the air in August 2014, people still fondly remember Pooja Sharma as Draupadi. If you know you are not wrong, how does it matter.”
And lastly, when we asked the actor if she is dating someone, she quipped, “My personal life is exactly that – personal. In the two hours meeting, he made me realize that there is a Kali in each one of us. Smirking at it, she said, “It doesn’t really affect me for I know it’s all created.