Press Esc to close
Saturday 24 June 2017
News updated at 8:19 PM IST

'I was told I act well, but none gave work'

Henna Rakheja, Nov 15, 2012, DHNS 21:15 IST
Starlet Parul Chauhan
Born and brought up in the small town of Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, Parul Chauhan had never thought about what destiny had planned for her.

Once in Rajasthan to attend a cousin’s wedding, her dancing skills and pretty features gathered attention, “Your daughter is good-looking, so why don't you let her try in acting,” she remembers one of the guests asking her mother which promoted the thought in her family and she became the face of television through Bidaai.

Metrolife talks to Ragini aka Parul as she embarks upon a new journey with her debut film Myoho to be released on mid-December.

Parul has been always open to accepting new challenges right from her struggling days. "When I appeared for my first audition in 2005, I thought it was all about saying dialogues in front of the camera but when I saw 400-500 people present for the same audition, and how different they appeared before and after make up, I became nervous.

However, the ones taking the audition encouraged me and I didn’t stop at saying my name and contact number but went ahead and almost narrated my whole profile. When I ended, those present started clapping and I regained confidence.”

Irrespective of how good her attempts at these auditions were, the results never favoured the budding actress.

“A lot of people used to say that I act well but none gave me work. But I guess all that struggle turned fruitful when I bagged Bidaai that became a landmark in my career,” says the actress who has tried her hands at reality shows of stand up comedy and even her forte, dance. “Once at a wedding, my naani suddenly said “now my naatin will dance” and when I refused she insisted saying, “I want to show them how well you dance”, Parul chuckles as she cherishes these moments and says, “I used to watch Madhuri Dixit as a kid and dance. Dance is inherent and that is why I accepted Jhalak Dikhla Ja, though it was a tough schedule and I used to work double shifts.”

But will this craze of television get over since now films have landed her way? “Not at all. Mai bahut jaldi TV mein entry karungi! I took up the offer of a film because I want to learn but I have decided to continue with television even if I have to do it between film shoots,” she explains.

What does the unsual title, Myoho mean? “It means ‘what goes around comes around.’ When something goes wrong despite our efforts, we start thinking ‘if we did anything wrong in our past life.’ This is what the film explores.

The audience should be able to relate to this phenomenon. It is a story that has two settings, one in 1934 and other in 2008. I have a double role in this film,” she reveals.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa speak...

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa speak...

Shiv Sena workers protest against and torch the photos of separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq...

Shiv Sena workers protest against and torch the photos of separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq...

Police escort escaped prisoner Sayed Mohammed Said from India folowing his capture and return...

Police escort escaped prisoner Sayed Mohammed Said from India folowing his capture and return...

People revel in, and birds flock fly about the high tide at the Marine drive, in Mumbai on...

People revel in, and birds flock fly about the high tide at the Marine drive, in Mumbai on...

Hindu devotees give money to a decorated elephant outside the Jagannath temple on the eve of the...

Hindu devotees give money to a decorated elephant outside the Jagannath temple on the eve of the...

Demonstrators walk behind a police officer during an anti-fascist march, in central, London...

Demonstrators walk behind a police officer during an anti-fascist march, in central, London...

A burning stunt man can be seen during a press viewing of the Stoertebeker Festival on the...

A burning stunt man can be seen during a press viewing of the Stoertebeker Festival on the...

A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part to a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at...

A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part to a flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at...

Jools Holland performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury...

Jools Holland performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury...

People move around themselves fire's torch during the San Juan night in the small Pyrenees...

People move around themselves fire's torch during the San Juan night in the small Pyrenees...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.