Anita Hassanandani: It makes you nervous when you are stepping into a show like Naagin


Anita Hassanandani is currently on a roll. She has been a part of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein for the past five years and has now joined one of Balaji Telefilms’ successful franchise, Naagin. With that, she is also starring in ALT Balaji’s web rom-com, Galti Se Mistech, opposite Rithvik Dhanjani. Just a couple of days ago, TV czarina Ekta Kapoor shared Karishma Tanna’s picture as the first Naagin of Naagin 3 and today she has revealed Anita’s sultry look. Anita also shared another picture showing off her midriff and that has left us completely floored.

While speaking about the response she has received so far to an entertainment portal, Anita said, “It’s very exciting and nice. I’m very thrilled. At the same time, I’m a little jittery and nervous also. With so much happening, you don’t want to make a single mistake, you want it to go better from there on.” She further added, “Absolutely, for the look mainly as even in Ye Hai Mohabbatein, my look has been always been spoken about. So, I had to look completely different from what I do, in Naagin. Ekta and I came to the understanding that let’s do tan makeup which will make me look more sensual and different from whatever I have done.”

The actress also shared that she had a complete say about the overall look and feel of the character. “I’m always interfering. I always have my little bit to give in because I want the best for the show and for myself. I truly believe that the way you know yourself and what will look really good on you, nobody else can understand it. I always say fine! Whatever you’ll want you’ll do but give me a chance in trying to what I feel will look the best,” revealed Anita.

Speaking about her character, she said, “I don’t think there’s really negative… it’s a revenge angle and it is properly justified. I feel even over here, my character as Vish is completely justified. I’m sure it will be layered and I’ve been shooting for it, it’s pretty difficult. It is not a very easy part to play because this character is extremely layered.”

The previous two seasons featured Mouni Roy and Adaa Khan, who created an impact, so it is a given that Anita might face the pressure of comparisons. While speaking about it, she said, “Not really because I always start off with a fresh mind. I’ve not gone through the way they have acted. I’m going to try and do my part and give my 100 percent from my end. Mouni and Adaa did a fantastic job. It makes you nervous when you are stepping into a show like Naagin but definitely, I am going with a fresh mind. I’m planning to start from the scratch and not really see too much.”

When HT asked about the criticisms that daily soaps garner, Anita said, “I don’t care about the criticism as long as the ratings are coming in. You can’t justify [it to] everybody and please everyone. After 4-5 years [of a running show], you have to do small, illogical things. As long as they work [with the target audience], it’s fine.”

Naagin 3 has already created a huge hype for all the right reasons. Everyone is eagerly waiting to catch the episodes of it on the small screen.


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