‘Don’t let your happiness depend on others’

Actor Priyamani Raj on how she prepared for the role of a wife coming to terms with her husband’s homosexuality

By   |  Published: 6th May 2021  5:22 pm

Actor Priyamani Raj has been receiving a lot of praise for her latest stint in ALTBalaji’s latest urban relationship drama, His Storyy. The 11-episodic unconventional story about Sakshi, Kunal and Preet has won hearts everywhere. Priyamani, who plays the wife of a husband in the closet, speaks at length about the show and her experience working on His Storyy.

For the uninitiated, the show’s plot revolves around a married couple – Sakshi and Kunal. Due to the circumstances, the husband is closeted and hiding his sexuality. The two own a restaurant together and have two boys – Shivaay and Shlok. Trouble arrives with Preet, a food critic. Preet and Kunal are secretly in love, which leads to a lot of problems for the married couple.

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How did you prepare for your character?

Preparing oneself mentally is one of the most important things one has to do leading up to the shoot and the launch of a series. There is always the physical fitness aspect, where I knew I had to exercise and take care of my diet. There is also a lot of homework and research that goes into any character played. And for Sakshi, I had to be responsible and subtle.

Do you feel OTT platforms are the future of the entertainment industry?

There is no denial that OTT platforms are the future of the entertainment industry. They cater to various genres, stories, etc. The way things are going, it might be possible that people will only prefer OTT as they are easily accessible at any place. With their diverse content and growing audience, digital platforms are anticipated to be the new normal for everyone.

How was your experience working with your co-stars?

Right from Mrinal, Satyadeep to all the actors, it was lovely working with them. I had a different equation off camera with them. All of them are amazing, beautiful, truly talented, and they will have bright futures and are yet to reach their maximum potential and will shine.

What is that one message you would like to share with your viewers and fans?

Letting your happiness depend on someone else is the biggest mistake one can make. If you truly love someone, the support you have for them never waivers. The only way to be happy is to be yourself is the major takeaway from this series. Another thing to learn is that you can’t change a person you have to make peace with it and alter yourself and your thinking, else there is no way to be happy.


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