At a time when actors live and die to bag a role in a TRP topper show, actress Anagha Bhosale quit the Star Plus’ popular show Anupamaa. It has now been a while since she bid her farewell to the show and has moved back to her hometown in Pune.
In a recent interview with ETimes TV, Anagha talked about her decision to take a break from the entertainment industry to pursue the spiritual route. She said, “I have been a very spiritual person at heart, and I also actively participate in various spiritual activities. After stepping into the industry, I realized that the industry was the opposite of what I expected. There’s politics, unhealthy competition, the race to look good and reed-thin all the time, and pressure to post on social media constantly. If you don’t do these things, you are left behind. These things didn’t gel with my thought process.”
She added, “Viewers often message me asking why I don’t update my social media handle, but now, I don’t feel it is very important. I am thankful that people gave my character, Nandini, in the show, a lot of love and they liked my chemistry with Paras Kalnawat. I am glad that I am away from the constant pressure to look good and be a part of this mad race, which is not going to take me anywhere. But, at the end of the day, I realized that it was important to break away from all this. I am more relaxed and happier at home in Pune. I want to focus on my spiritual journey and follow Lord Krishna’s teachings.”
She also mentioned that she couldn’t relate to the double standards and hypocrisy in the industry. The actress also clarified that she is not quitting the entertainment industry altogether but only taking a break from it.
She said, “Producer Rajan Shahi gave me a great opportunity, so if he needs me to come back for a short while, I will return. I also had an offer for another show, but I have let go of it for now. I have not officially announced my decision to quit showbiz, because you should never say never. But I do feel that eventually, I would want to quit acting.”