Bringing Draupadi Alive

Enacting the role of the feisty Draupadi in the improvised version of Mahabharat, Delhi based model-turned actor Pooja Sharma has won over the hearts of the audience. She speaks to City Express about how she got the role and the way she relates to the character

Published: 25th April 2014 09:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2014 09:59 AM   |  A+A-


Even as Draupadi has always remained a subject of interest, the on-going show Mahabharat on Star plus has come up with a new avatar of this powerful character played by the bold and beautiful Delhi-based girl Pooja Sharma.

Pooja, who is playing the fiery queen of the five Pandavas in Mahabharat, recently enacted the scene of Vastraharan with immense conviction which earned her critical acclaim. She gives the credit to makers of Mahabharat and feels the act took her to another level. While shooting and after the scene, she felt empowered.

Times may have changed, but the position of woman in the society has not changed and there is so much that we can learn from Draupadi’s character. As an actor she finds it interesting to play the role of Draupadi because she relates to the character. The actor enjoys the role but when it comes to the makeup, it takes her at least two and half hours to get ready for a shot.

Another difficulty that not only Pooja but all the actors of the serial are facing is to converse in ‘shuddh’ Hindi. Laughing over it, she said the Pandavas call each other bhratashree even when they are not shooting.   When the model-turned actor Pooja got a call for auditions, she decided to give it a shot. Once in Draupadi’s costume, she felt connected to the character. Her joy knew no bounds when she got a call confirming her selection.

Pooja considers herself lucky for getting the role. The actress says, ‘’it’s been a life changing experience for me and I give the credit to my father for supporting me.’’ 


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