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Not many know that Prachi Tehlan, who has made her TV debut in Star Plus show Diya Aur Baati Hum as a Pakistani girl Arzoo, is former captain of the Indian National Netball team.
Prachi represented India in the Commonwealth Games in 2010, and in 2011, won a silver medal at the South Asian Beach Games.
The sportswoman-turned-actress now has to go by the rules of showbiz and we hear that the makers of her show have asked her to reduce weight.
She admits, “I never aspired to be an actress, so it was a surprise when I was offered the role. Being a Jat and a sportsperson, I have always been tall and well-built. I was asked to lose 15 kilos and I’ve already knocked off five kilos. I don’t feel shy talking about my weight because it is not an issue. When you are so tall, the weight has to be in proportion to your height. But in glambiz, the dynamics change; they always want a thin girl.”
Ask Prachi if she has given up sports totally to be an actress and she says, “The show was a great opportunity. I would not want to give up sports but where are the opportunities to grow as a sportsperson in our country?” For now, it does look like the girl is here to stay.
The show which has always focused on the ups and downs of Suraj (Anas Rashid) and Sandhya’s (Deepika Singh) lives will soon focus on the life of Suraj’s brother Chhotu (Kunal Khosla) and his marriage.