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Shruti Prakash on her new job a�� Ishq Unplugged

Belgaum girl Shruti Prakash is on a roll. After singing her way to the semifinals of Closeup WebSinger a�� Indiaa��s first online music hunt a�� last year, her attention is now on making her mark in acting on television. On the Channel V show, Ishq Unplugged, she plays Antara, the daughter of a famous singer, whoa��s competing in a music reality show . There, she ends up teaming with Mandy, another contestant, played by Indiaa��s Raw Star contestant Mohit Gaur. While Antara and Mandy will fall in love eventually, the going is far from smooth at the moment, as the two are currently a�?fighting like cats and dogsa�?.

It goes without saying that Ishq Unplugged is filled with songs, since the entire premise of the story is based on music, and Prakash could not have asked for a better acting debut. a�?Ita��s the cherry on the cake,a�? says the 22-year-old BBA graduate, who used to be a content writer and business developer before the change in her career.

And despite all the singing thata��s going on in front of the camera, behind it, and even between shots, acting continues to the primary focus for Prakash. a�?When Aman, the showa��s director, saw my acting for the first two days, he had this feeling that it would get difficult for me. But he says that I have picked up the pace pretty fast. I am improving my skills by constantly asking for feedback from my director, and even my hairstylists,a�? she adds.

How did she bag the TV project in the first place, we ask. a�?Panorama Entertainment that produces this show was looking for real singers. One of my friends told me about it, and asked me to audition. I did, and got through,a�? says Prakash, who in the meanwhile is working on some music covers, and planning to go online with some songs via the #fame platform.
When shea��s not busy with her TV show, she unwinds over Pretty Little Liars, Greya��s Anatomy, and Suits. And then there are the songs from Kapoor & Sons, and Photograph by Ed Sheeran that keep her upbeat.
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