Pranati Rai Prakash is the winner of India’s Next Top Model season two and she says in the next five years she sees herself as a Bollywood actress. The 21-year-old Pranati had a tough fight in the finale of the show from fellow contestants Subhamita Banerjee and Jantee Hazarika.
“I still want to explore more of modelling. Now that I have won the show, I definitely have an edge to work harder. I have done a few TV commercials before but now I want to do lots of fashion shows,” Pranati told PTI.
“Because once I go on the acting side, I think I won’t be able to get back to modelling. I always want to take it hand in hand, both of them together. I am just 21, I have time to get into full-fledged acting. For now, I will stick to modelling,” she added.
“Five years down the line I see myself as a Bollywood actress… When I am on stage, I get high. Five years down the line, I would love to see myself perform on the big screen and at award shows.”
The MTV show featured actress Lisa Haydon and ace photographer Daboo Ratnani as judges, while VJ-actress Anusha Dandekar and Neeraj Gaba were mentors.
Pranati was one of the contenders for Miss India 2015 where she won in Miss Beautiful Legs, Miss Fashion Icon and Miss Talented categories. Pranati said as a child she used to watch the original show America’s Next Top Model and was amazed at the transformation the girls on the show went through.
For the girl from Patna, there was never a moment where she doubted her own capability. But she admired Lisa. “The first time I saw her on the show, I couldn’t take my eyes off. Even though I was in the elimination round, I was staring at her. I look up to her and even as a person, I feel she is the most sorted woman I have ever met.”
The modelling reality shows an adaptation of America’s Next Top Model. The show commenced with 13 new faces vying for the title and was down to three of them emerging as frontrunners. Along with the title, Pranati will also get to model for certain brands with a modelling contract for a year and an opportunity to feature in a reputed lifestyle magazine.
“Life is a fantasy that I’ve been creating constantly. I am overwhelmed by the support and love that I’ve received from all over and I am extremely thankful to India’s Next Top Model Season 2 for being such a wonderful platform that helped me explore my talents every minute,” Pranati said.
“The show has helped me not only to represent myself but also got my state, Bihar, noticed in the modelling arena and I hope to carry the title of India’s Next Top Model to the best of my potential,” she added.
(With agency inputs)