Vijayta Pundit who lost her composer husband Aadesh Shrivastav to cancer earlier this year is all set to return to acting.
Vijayta who made her acting debut in 1981 with Rahul Rawail’s Love Story opposite Kumar Gaurav was a rage after the film’s spectacular success. She went on to do some highly successful films like Mohabbat with Anil Kapoor and the Bangla blockbuster Amar Sangi with Prosenjeet Chatterjee.
In 1990 she quit acting to concentrate on being a home-maker. Now with her husband’s unexpected demise Vijayta is looking at reviving her acting career.
Sighing and still in mourning Vijayta says, “I’ve begun to feel the burden of my loneliness only now. When Aadesh died all our family and friends were here to support me. Then they all returned to their lives. My two sons are also busy with their own lives. The elder one Avinesh is preparing for an acting career. He is currently assisting Vishal Bhardwaj. I suddenly find myself with a lot of free time in this big lonely house.”
Vijayta knows she has been away from the camera for very long. “25 years is a very long time. I quit and left many offers. Now I want to return to doing selected television serials where I’d have the freedom to come and go at times convenient to me. I need to find something to do for myself.”
Offers from television have already started coming.
“But I want to be sure of what I do. I’ve my husband’s name and reputation to uphold. I won’t do anything undignified,” says Vijatya, and adds she misses her husband every minute.
“This Diwali my sons and I were all alone. Everybody celebrated with their family. Our house used to be flooded with friends every Diwali. This year there was darkness. I need to get out of the house to do something. Acting and singing are my forte. I am ready to get back to work.”