Shriya Pilgaonkar: “Really want to work with SRK again”


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Having recently played the love interest of Shah Rukh Khan in her debut movie ‘Fan’ (2016), Shriya Pilgaonkar is already looking for the next chance to share the screen with him again.

Pilgaonkar said in an interview, “I would really want to work with Shah Rukh Khan again. The hunger to work with this phenomenal person and actor is far from over and, has only increased after ‘Fan.’” Pilgaonkar, who is currently working on her play, ‘Internal Affairs,’ an urban romantic comedy, says she loves dancing and would like to dance with Khan, something she did not get a chance to do in ‘Fan’. She also mentioned who else is on her wish list of stars to work with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh making the cut, reports The Indian Express.

When it comes to performing, Pilgaonkar openly admits that the script that is the most important aspect for her. The medium, format and duration of her role never act as a limitation for her. She says, “For me, what matters is the script, content and the quality of the role. I want to do exciting work. For the same reason, I was fine working in Marathi, Hindi or French films for that matter.”

However, the actress, who is the daughter of television greats Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar, is not that keen to work on small screen as it requires “a different sort of commitment.” She elaborated saying, “Right now, I am happy doing plays, movies and commercials. I don’t see myself working for television for the time being.” Unlike most star-kids, she never felt the pressure of being born to celebrity parents as they used their names in order to give Pilgaonkar a chance in the limelight. “I have never felt that pressure, partly because my parents have never put that kind of pressure on me. They never interfere in my work. I take their advice since they have been in the industry for over 50 years now.” She went on to say, “But, it is limited to that. Having said that, I am happy with people comparing my work with my parents. Because comments like ‘you have your parents’ genes’ only shows that they appreciate my work. And I take that as a compliment.”

Talking about what kind of roles she would like to do in future, biopics and musicals are her preferred genres. “A movie like La La Land would be just great. I just can’t get over this musical love story. I loved Emma Stone and wish to do a role like that in future. Also I would love to biopics where I can play an inspiring character on screen. I loved the way the girls performed in Dangal,” she says.

Her play ‘Internal Affairs’ will be staged at the Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts in Delhi.

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