Actress Akanksha Puri, who is better known for her portrayal of Devi Paravti in Sony TV's Vighnaharta Ganesha shocked everyone when she chose to quit her ongoing show in September last year. While quitting the show, the actress had reasoned that she wants to explore something new as an actor.
And now, when Akanksha is all set to make her digital debut, she has disclosed to us the real reason of opting out from her TV show. ALSO READ: Akanksha Puri On Not Pursuing Bollywood: 'Instead Of Doing Meaningless Films, I Chose To Star In Number 1 TV Show Of No.1 Channel'-EXCLUSIVE
Talking to SpotboyE.com exclusively, Akanksha Puri said, "The real reason was we had already shot for around 800 episodes. Before lockdown happened we had already shot for 750 episodes. The show is about Parvati and Ganesha's story. It's not a fiction show that you can write things accordingly. Jo books mein hai aapko utna hi dikhana padega. And we had shown all of that from my angle. There was no story left from Parvati's side. Even if I would have continued to be part of the show, I would have not got that mileage in the show. As a lead character, I was exhausted and I didn't want to get exhausted but wanted to stay creative. So, while quitting the show I didn't think if I will do the TV, Film or OTT next but main kuch accha karna chahti thi. I wanted to do work where I will get that importance." ALSO READ: Akanksha Puri Confirms Quitting Vighnaharta Ganesha; Says, 'I Sent Out My Resignation As Per My Stars'- EXCLUSIVE
She went on saying, "The show is definitely going on but the importance of Parvati has been finished in the show. It's doing good but with some new story lines and new characters. So, I wasn't ready for it. Mujhe tha ki agar main show ki lead hoon aur vo show mera hai to vo mere hi around ho jo nahi ho raha tha. But it's not makers mistake also as it is not a fiction show that one can create stories. You can't show something new you have to show what is there already written. These are the restrictions mythological shows have."
The actress has now already shot for her digital debut with film actor Randeep Hooda and she says, "Luckily when people came to know that I have quit Vighnaharta Ganesha, a lot of offers came my way. Especially from the OTT and film space. When my web series 'Inspector Avinash' got offered to me with Randeep Hooda, I was amazed. The character is really nice and strong. I am very excited for it. Other than this, I have also done a web series with Amazon Prime, so, I didn't plan my journey but things kept falling in place. I am happy that I took a wise decision and at a right time."
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