Ruchita Jadhav: Being an actor is no longer looking pretty and skinny on-screen; we have surpassed that phase

After making her mark on Marathi television and films, actress Ruchita Jadhav is all set to expand her horizon with a short film in the English language called ‘Enigma’, directed by Abhay Thakur. With films like ‘Bhootacha Honeymoon’, ‘Vatsalya’ and ‘Manus Ek Mati’ and TV shows including, ‘Love Lagna Locha’, ‘Lek Ladki’ and others in her bank, Ruchita says, it is for the first time, she is giving her all for a role…

“I believe it’s time to break the bar. It is no longer looking pretty and looking skinny anymore on camera and we have surpassed that phase. For the role, I had to put on weight as the character suffers with something,” begins Ruchita who shares, “I have a huge problem losing weight, despite my body being so fragile, I had to gain weight as my role demanded it.”

The actress says working with Yatin Karyekar was a lifetime experience. “Yatin Karyekar, who has done so much work and people look up to him, sharing a screen space with a genius like him was one the most amazing experiences I had. He made me learn the entire script way before starting and rehearsing for the shoot. Working with him taught me a lot of technicalities of what a cinema is about and working with so many technically sound people taught me so much,” says Ruchita.

The film was shot entirely in Pune’s Viman Nagar area. Describing her film as a beautiful journey, Ruchita says, “We shot this film on black camera, which is used internationally. The film has turned out to be such an amazing one, it is a suspense thriller and engages one till the end.”

Due to sudden gain in the weight, Ruchita was admitted to the hospital. She recalls, “We winded up the shoot in the first week of February. I was admitted because of the intensity of the role, now that I see the result, it was totally worth it. For the first time I have given my heart and soul to my character, I did not talk to my parent for a week. I literally forgot who I was while filming. During the shoot, I ate lots of samosas to gain weight. Why did I go all out, because I wanted to live the character and understand the problems. I actually lived every moment of her life.”