Acting Ace, Nature Lover & Hidden Writer
How did your career in acting start? Has acting always been a passion of yours?
As I was modelling earlier, acting came as a natural progression, but it has always been my dream and passion to act.
What is the turning point in your career?
I don’t know if you can call it a turning point but ‘Kanche’ was definitely an important film. It was a unique and special film and gave me the much needed recognition and applause.
Apart from acting, what other major activities do you usually engage in?
I really enjoy fitness related activities like gym, dance, MMA, yoga etc. These are a few activities I engage with on a regular basis. Other than these, I love travelling too!
Your Instagram has a lot of pictures of beaches? Do you prefer beaches over mountains? What’s your favourite beach?
I don’t think I have a favourite because it’s hard to choose among two bounties of nature. I honestly haven’t been to that many mountains but I would love to. Beaches and sunsets on the other hand top my list of most visited places so you see that a lot on my Instagram! Among those, Malibu beach in California is my absolute favourite.
Tell us a funny/ embarrassing story that happened during a shoot.
It’s funny now but it was so sad when it happened. Once during the shooting of a song in Vizag (Jaya Janaki Nayaka) I was made to sit on a very huge and tall fake bicycle. Just before my close up it started raining and all the people who were holding the bicycle for support ran away, I was happily dancing sitting on that bicycle and in the middle of the shot, the entire cycle set fell down with me on it!
What’s the recent item you striked off of your bucket list?
Well, I just realised I don’t actually have a bucket list! But my recent holiday was magical, just surrounded by infinity pools and beautiful beaches. Ah, it was surreal! If I had a bucket list, this would totally be on it.
What would you like to tell people who are romantically interested in you?
You gotta wait! And wait. (winks)
Which celeb would you like to work with in future, why?
I’d love to work with so many people, to be honest. But if I had to mention one person, I would love to work with Ranveer Singh coz I feel like he is a powerhouse of energy and it would be awesome to be around that kind of infectious energy. From Tollywood it would be great to work with Allu Arjun, Ram Charan and Mahesh Babu.
Tell us something that you have never told anyone else?
So I love writing. When I say I like to write, it doesn’t mean anything specific like poems or stories. I like to write anything as per my mood. Also, another thing that no one knows about me is that I’m a total stationary junkie!
When can we expect to hear wedding bells for Pragya Jaiswal?
I have no clue right now but not very soon! (laughs)
Food or gym?
Stilettoes or sneakers?
One director that you would love working with in the future?
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Your celebrity crush?
Ranbir Kapoor & Ranveer Singh
Your biggest regret?
I said no for a movie last year. I guess I shouldn’t have.
Morning person or night person?
Both ! I really love early mornings but sometimes I enjoy late nights as well
Three things you never leave home without?
Phone, wallet and water.
Most used curse word?