Geetanjali Kulkarni has been one of the most respected and loved actresses of today’s times. She has been consistently giving shows back-to-back which have received immense love from audiences from all over.
As we are in the midst of Valentine’s week, Geetanjali Kulkarni speaks to Prateek Sur about the festival of love, its importance in her life, and lots more. Excerpts:
Is Valentine's week only about romantic love? Or is it a good occasion to celebrate friendship as well?
It's not just about romantic love but also about kindness, generosity, the ability to collaborate with people and to be inclusive. Love should be a way of life and not just restricted to a day but yes, sometimes, you need to give and receive a token of love in a romantic relationship and so that is what Valentine's Day is all about. It’s wonderful to see young couples in love and such a beautiful thing shouldn't be demeaned or judged.
What is your most treasured memory of this day?
I don't celebrate Valentine's Day and even during college days, I never really was a part of such celebrations. But yes, I have no issue with others celebrating it as I believe people should do what they wish. For me, the most memorable moment was the release of 'Taj Mahal 1989' which was released on Valentine's Day in 2020.
What is your view on celebrating Valentine's Day?
I personally don't celebrate it but I feel that if somebody wishes to, they should have all the liberty and freedom to do it. Nobody should stop them from celebrating it or demonstrating their love because it is a beautiful emotion. There shouldn't be any censorship and love is something that we need more of as a society.
What do you feel is the best romantic genre teleplay you did?
Of course, in teleplays, I would say Zee Theatre's 'Piya Behrupiya' because it’s a story inspired by Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' and has all the nuances and shades of love. On an OTT platform, I would mention 'Taj Mahal 1989' which had a very strong emotional element that I enjoyed portraying for the first time.