Portraying a character that is unlike you is not easy. It needs to look effortless, yet convincing and actors often turn to a muse to perfect their part. Seldom does one turn to themselves for inspiration but veteran actor Mahesh Manjrekar felt differently about his role in the upcoming web series ‘Pawan & Pooja’. His character, who tends to find happiness in every situation, finds inspiration from the actor’s personality, he says.
In the series, Mahesh Manjrekar and Deepti Naval play Pawan Kalra & Pooja Kalra, a loving couple in their 60s who decide to live life now, like there’s no tomorrow and create a ‘Regret List’, a series of tasks/wishes they want to complete before ‘kicking the bucket’.
Talking about the same Mahesh Manjrekar says, “I believe it’s so important to love life, enjoy it for its small moments and live without regrets – life is so unpredictable. When I was glancing over the script, this is the first thing that I noticed about my character Pawan and this is something I could relate to. So, it was fairly easy to get into character and very seldom do you get to play such innocent and real characters.”
MX Original Series ‘Pawan and Pooja’ is a story which traces the lives of three couples – all coincidently named Pawan and Pooja, who at different stages of their lives discover that their love is indeed conditional, breakable and questionable.
The star cast includes Mahesh Manjrekar, Deepti Naval, Sharman Joshi, Gul Panag, Taaruk Raina and Natasha Bharadwaj. Conceptualised by Siddharth P Malhotra, the series is created by Siddharth P Malhotra and Shaad Ali. The series is also directed by Shaad Ali and Ajay Bhuyan.