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Poulomi Das makes inroads into OTT

Published: 1st Jan 2021 6:35 pm

Model-turned-actor Poulomi Das has been quite busy with serials and web series, of late. The dusky beauty is currently seen in Paurashpur — a web series which is set in the 18th century India and traces the story of a medieval city steeped in crime, corruption, misogyny, rape and power abuse. As the web series began airing on ALTBalaji OTT from December 29, the actor shared her experiences with Hyderabad Today.

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Poulomi is playing the character of Kala in Paurashpur which has seasoned actors like Shilpa Shinde, Annu Kapoor, and Flora Saini. Kala, the chambermaid to Queen Meerawati, is the beholder of beauty like no other, and her passion and bravery will lead her to become the queen one day. Kala is one of the most mysterious characters among the Paurashpur cast.

Sharing her excitement, Poulomi says, “I’m lucky to get this opportunity, I have got the call in February but due to a busy schedule, I was not able to accept the role, but due to the pandemic everything changed and finally I got a chance to act in Paurashpur.”

“I was born and bought up in Kolkata and thanks to my parents who supported me from the beginning, I started modelling from the age of 15. My first pay was Rs 1,000 which appeared like a lot of money at that young age. It also gave me more confidence in myself. So, I began freelancing for modelling assignments and at the same time focussed on my education tool. I have completed my law and later got into the industry,” says the young actor who loves travelling.

Poulomi also did other highly rated serials like Dil Hi Toh Hai where she played the role of Ananya Puri, Aghori as Asmi and Baarish as Faalguni, a role with negative shades. She has also worked with the shining stars of television like Karan Kundra, Parag Tyagi, Gaurav Chopra, and more. “Personally speaking, my favourite serial is Dil Hi Toh Hai — the team is really amazing and it feels just like my second home when I meet the Dil Hi Toh Hai team.

Poulomi is not just confident in the show but also very confident and sanguine in general. “There are more than 50-plus women who called me, interacted with me and told me how they got bullied for being dark. I just want to tell everybody — it’s not colour or size, it’s who we are and how we carry ourselves that matter,” says Poulomi who is getting more opportunities for OTT.

“Working in serials and web series is quite different, and I love trying roles that challenge me. My dream is to work with Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Hrithik Roshan,” concludes Poulomi who loves Hyderabadi Biryani.


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