‘I take Inspiration From Athletes But Not From Politics’


Hunger for power, betrayal and ascension to one throne – the most influential and powerful Gaikwad’s are back with the third season of Hotstar Specials’ City of Dreams. Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Kukunoor Movies and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. Starring the versatile actors Atul Kulkarni, Priya Bapat, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Sushant Singh, Eijaz Khan, Rannvijay Singha and many others in pivotal roles, the series will stream 26th May onwards, only on Disney+ Hotstar.

For actors, thorough research is an integral part of their craft, enabling them to bring their characters to life convincingly. Priya Bapat is no different as she did her homework quite well before slipping into the character of Poornima Gaikwad and no doubt she has slayed her role!

Talking about her preparations to play Poornima, Priya Bapat said, “I researched how politicians stand. There are a lot of Youtube videos that you see about body language and the mannerisms and their body postures. So I did a lot of homework and research around that. Poornima Gaikwad is a completely different personality and she doesn’t resemble anybody in politics, she is truly original so I did not take any inspiration from any real life politician. I take a lot of inspiration from sports persons but nothing from politics.”

Dive into the murky world of politics with Hotstar Specials’ City of Dreams season 3 , 26th May onwards exclusively only on Disney+Hotstar