NRIs spread colors of Indian culture across oceans: Prachi Tehlan

New York: Prachi Tehlan, a sweet, soft-spoken upcoming actress from India, was the ambassador along with veteran actor Anupam Kher and Kamal Haasan at the IBA India Day Parade in New Jersey.

The sportsperson turned actresss first US visit revealed to her the colorful side of the NRI world. This is how she described the India Day Parade in Edison, NJ: It looked like a mini India here. It was beautiful to see people cheering and happy spreading Indian culture on Independence Day in a foreign land. All seemed to love to wear traditional clothes. They bring children just like as in India. Children born and bred here also speak about spirituality, yoga, meditation. It is a surprising revelation to me, said Prachi.

Prachi was representing India on an international platform many years after she carried the India torch as a sportsperson. In the Commonwealth Games in 2010 she was the youngest captain of the Indian team winning a silver medal for netball.

Currently Prachi is busy with a big budget Malayalam film, Mamankam, costarring Mammootty. This marks the biggest acting break for her and the first film down south. She is receiving offers from the Tamil film industry as well.

Mamankam is a period drama and my character with a lot of dance and long dialogue delivery is an interesting challenge that is keeping me busy, said Prachi. She is definitely one of the modern hard-working, charming and level-headed actresses. She calls herself a product of destiny that is written by the ink called hard work.

Her two initial movies in Punjabi, Bailaras and Arjan, were well received.

Prachis unusual 5 ft 11 inch height for an actress has helped, not hindered her career moves.

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