Naagin Season 2 is back and this time the fight for the nagmani has become murkier and the revenge more devilish. Sangeeta Yadav talks to Adaa Khan and Karanvir Bohra about how the story will unfold
The much awaited TV show Naagin Season 2 hit the small screen on yesterday in the week-end slot with some new faces on board and a 24-year leap. Season 1, which ended with the death of Ritvik (played by Arjun Bajwa), will now show Shivanya (Mouni Roy) and her grown up daughter Shivangi living in Dehra Dun. Roy essays the double role of Shivanya and Shivangi.
While Shivangi is unaware of her mother’s true identity, Shivanya prays that her daughter be spared from the naagin gene, a truth that will be revealed on Shivangi’s 25th birthday.
“The story is more about Shivangi taking revenge of her father’s death and fighting evil forces,” says Adaa Khan, who will be playing Shesha as in S1.
Karanvir Bohra has been roped in to play Yamini’s (Sudha Chandran) adopted son who will fall in love with Shivangi.
“It’s an honour to be a part of a flagship show which has become a brand on Indian TV. I feel lucky and happy to be a part of Balaji family from where I started my career. It’s like home. When good things happen, they happen like this,” Bohra who recently produced and acted in the Hindi feature film Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna, says.
Shesha will turn more evil and more glamourous. Her fight to achieve the nagmani from Shivanya will continue and turn murkier. “Since naagins don’t age, Shesha being over 100 years old, still looks younger and sexier. She will be wearing a black slit gown. Shesha has become lonely and crazier and I have added that element to the character,” Khan tells you.
Starring opposite the three beautiful women — Mouni, Adaa and Aashika Goradiya — Bohra feels that he will still outshine because of his role.
“Everyone has got space for on the show. Mouni and Adaa are phenomenal performers and dancers. Playing Rocky is completely out of my comfort zone as there is not even an ounce of grey in him. I have played negative characters which were passionate, brooding and intense. But this is an out-and-out chocolate boy, very youthful, who carries his heart on his sleeve,” Bohra says.
“The creative team told me that I’m supposed to play what I am in real life. I had to have a haircut, sport a beard and wear brighter colours. I had to break my body language, look, acting style etc to make the role engaging,” Bohra says.
Having worked in the previous season, Adaa feels that shooting in rough conditions was the most challenging part. “We used to shoot amid the artificial smoke and late nights in jungles. I have fallen from trees and hurt my hand and stomach. Walking barefoot is crazy. My hairstyle was so complicated that sometimes it would start opening. But these are a part and parcel of the Naagin journey. If you work hard and it pays you well, what else do you need? The show has given us life changing experience. The aim is to make a good show, give good performance and have great on screen chemistry,” Khan says.
Naagin has turned out to be a trendsetter on Indian TV with many other shows introducing the naagin track.
“People need a break from saas-bahu saga. Children enjoy watching supernatural. So it’s a good change for everyone,” Khan says.
(The article also got published in Pioneer Newspaper – http://www.dailypioneer.com/show-time/naagins-are-back.html)