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I got a call from the casting team at Contiloe Pictures stating that the makers of Vighnaharta Ganesh wanting to know if I was interested in playing the role of Goddess Parvati. I screen tested and the team promptly brought me on board as Goddess Parvati. It is a deeply fortunate turn of events since Lord Ganesha is my favourite deity. I do believe that such a character chooses you and not the other way round. So I consider my landing the role as Goddess Parvati’s blessings.
First of all, I feel extremely fortunate to have essayed these Goddesses on the TV screen. Sita, Lakshmi and Parvati are all Goddesses from our epics whose stories of virtue, ennobling qualities, benevolence and deep intrinsic strength we have all grown up with and have deep reverence for.
They are often and commonly invoked as role models in everyday discourse. I have said this before; people are attached to them & they are deeply integral to our culture and mythology. So the audience’s feelings towards them are of paramount importance when I essay such a role. Plus people have a certain image that they attach with such a character, in their minds.