In the heart of Kolkata’s festive frenzy, Ankita Mallick, the talented actress known for her role in ‘Jagaddhatri,’ is preparing to strike a balance between fame and tradition as she shares her Durga Puja plans. Amid the feverish excitement of the upcoming Puja celebrations, Ankita and her fellow actors and actresses from the Tollypara entertainment industry are entrenched in hectic shooting schedules, leaving little time for personal festivities and last-minute shopping sprees.
‘Jagaddhatri,’ the serial in which Ankita plays a pivotal role, is locked in a fierce battle for Television Rating Points (TRP) with another show, ‘Fulki.’ The pressure is palpable, and the stakes are high. Yet, as the four-day Puja holiday draws near, all eyes turn to Ankita, eagerly waiting to learn how she intends to spend these much-anticipated days.
To the curious question about her Puja plans, Ankita offers a somewhat subdued response. “Nothing is planned. Four days will pass in work. There are a few tasks. That’s it.” This lack of enthusiasm raises questions about her youthful spirit and whether the demands of her profession have stolen her share of childhood joy.
Ankita doesn’t deny that at times, the thought of missing out on typical teenage experiences troubles her. But she is quick to add, “This is what I wanted to do. I am doing things the way I wanted to shape my career. From this perspective, there’s no reason to be upset. It’s pretty good.”
Having grown up in Jadavpur, Kolkata, Ankita’s Puja traditions have always centered around visiting the dazzling pandals and experiencing the magic of Tagore’s creations. Unfortunately, her tight shooting schedule might limit her ability to relish these moments fully this year.
As for her personal life, Ankita gracefully sidesteps questions about her romantic endeavors but does admit to having attended Puja celebrations with friends and cherished individuals. However, at this point, she considers herself “single.”
In essence, Ankita Mallick epitomizes the dedication and sacrifices made by young talents in the entertainment industry. Despite missing out on some aspects of her youth, she remains steadfast in her chosen path, determined to achieve her career aspirations. While Kolkata readies itself for the grandeur of Durga Puja, Ankita continues to shine on the small screen, all the while savoring the precious moments she can steal to partake in the city’s vibrant Puja celebrations.