Prachi Tehlan is a Netball player who led the Indian team in Commonwealth Games. She has scripted history when Indian team won silver in South Asian Beach Games. After trying her luck in basketball and netball as a national team player, she has made her debut in Mollywood with Mammootty starrer upcoming movie ‘Mamangam’.
Prachi has revealed her excitement on the movie in an interview with Mathrubhumi.
“I think this is great luck in my life. I got a call to attend the audition of the movie when I was acting in a television serial. Though I was confident I have done my best in the audition, I never thought they will cast me as Unnimaya in Mamangam. But finally, I was the lucky girl to get the offer,” Prachi expressed her happiness to act in Mamangam.
She noted that the character in Mamangam was a great experience for her.
“It was a physical as well as mental challenge for me to play as Unnimaya. I made many preparations to act as a character in the movie set in the background centuries ago,” she added.
“I am a great Mammootty fan. I love to call him ‘Mammookka’. We can address him as a living legend. He asked about my profession before acting and my hobbies. As a senior artist he used to guide me on how to perform in each scene,” Prachi narrated her experience with the megastar.
“Apart from a brilliant actor, he is a great personality and a good human being. On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, he brought Biriyani cooked from his house to treat us at the shooting location. I think I am blessed to have an opportunity to act with such a great actor,” said the Mamangam actress.
Tough days to learn Malayalam
Prachi has strived a lot to learn Malayalam to articulate the dialogues.
“I realised how tough is Malayalam with Unnimaya’s every dialogue. It was a herculean task to act with the dialogues. So far, I have learnt some basic words in Malayalam and planning to improve my Malayalam with classes,” Prachi revealed her wish to learn Malayalam.
Delhi native Prachi completed her schooling in Montford school in Delhi. After completing B Com, she pursued MBA from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi. Later, she worked in Development Bank of Singapore.
Her passion for basketball made her a national player. But later, she changed her focus to netball.
“I am proud to say that my team has won the maiden International medal for India in netball,” said Prachi.
Prachi was the captain of India’s netball team in South Asian Beach Games in 2011. This team has won Silver medal in the games.