Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia starrer Kumkum Bhagya has been loved by the audience and is one of the most-watched shows. Abhi and Pragya’s love story is the highlight of the show. Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia’s sizzling chemistry is loved by all. Sriti Jha aka Pragya has given some amazing performances on television. She made her debut with the show, Begusarai and today is television’s most loved actress. She has been a part of Kumkum Bhagya for years and fans have appreciated her performance in the show. Pragya has now become a household name. However, the actress recently in an interview with ETimes revealed that she had never ever thought of taking acting as her career. She said that it was her sister, Meenakshi who had convinced her to take up acting.
Sriti Jha aka Pragya said, “Meenakshi really fought my battles. I was actually really shy to even accept that I could be an actress and never thought of it as a career option. When I even went for my first audition, I never thought I would get the part. I remember, the audition was happening in a modelling agency, there were really pretty girls in the line and I had gone from my college with no make up on, just being the plain and simple me. In fact, I was wearing my glasses as well and they told me to take them off. After that I was convinced that they would not take me, so I didn’t even try. But I guess they liked my natural acting and I got through. However, even after I got through, I never thought it would materialise into a career. I never thought I’d go to Bombay and act.”
“Obviously my parents were also protective and none of us knew about showbiz. There was no plan of getting into acting or coming to Mumbai and giving myself a few years to try it out, so it came as a surprise to them. But my sister, I don’t know how she believed in me and convinced us. In fact, she had never seen me act or on stage, but she told me that this an opportunity that you shouldn’t let go. Now I feel that if she had not insisted so much and convinced me, I wouldn’t be in Mumbai and be your Pragya. I was not taking the offer seriously, but thank god for her that she convinced me, ” she added.