Actress Shraddha Kapoor is all set to essay the role of a naagin in an upcoming trilogy directed by Vishal Furia and produced by Nikhil Dwivedi under the banner Saffron Broadcast & Media Ltd. She took to Twitter to share the news with her followers. The makers have not disclosed the release date for the trilogy's first instalment yet.
Kapoor expressed her “delight” at playing the role of an icchadhari naagin that is “rooted in Indian traditional folklore.” Additionally, she mentioned being an ardent fan of late actress Sridevi’s portrayal of the shape-shifting serpent in movies like Nagina and Nigahen.
Take a look at her tweet:
It’s an absolute delight for me to play a Naagin on screen. I have grown up watching, admiring and idolising Sridevi ma'am's Nagina and Nigahen and have always wanted to play a similar role rooted in Indian traditional folklore.✨💜@Nikhil_Dwivedi @FuriaVishal @saffronbrdmedia— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) October 28, 2020
Vishal Furia is currently directing the Hindi remake of his 2017 Marathi horror film Lapachhapi. “It will be lovely to direct you as 'Nagin'.. you will totally rock it coz of your belief.. together we'll create a totally magical 'Indian' story of an 'Indian' female mythical super-character.. welcome aboard @ShraddhaKapoor @Nikhil_Dwivedi @saffronbrdmedia,” he wrote in response to Kapoor’s tweet.
It will be lovely to direct you as 'Nagin'.. you will totally rock it coz of your belief.. together we'll create a totally magical 'Indian' story of an 'Indian' female mythical super-character.. welcome aboard ❤️🙏— Vishal Furia (@FuriaVishal) October 28, 2020
@ShraddhaKapoor @Nikhil_Dwivedi @saffronbrdmedia https://t.co/Lp9t4lgZR8
Actor-producer Nikhil Dwiwedi also tweeted a tongue-in-cheek reply to Kapoor’s announcement. He wrote that Kapoor was “too nice to play” the role of a naagin ad had hopefully met a few real-life ‘naagins’ to help her for character research.
What You Should Know:
- Shraddha Kapoor play the role of a shape-shifting naagin in an upcoming trilogy.
- The project will be directed by Vishal Furia and produced by Nikhil Dwivedi.
- Kapoor expressed delight at playing a role taken from "Indian traditional folklore" on Twitter.
- The actress last played the role of a supernatural being in Raj & DK’s horror-comedy Stree (2018).
Shraddha Kapoor Is Bollywood’s Newest Naagin
As per The Indian Express, the trilogy’s makers are planning to include VFX and special effects to lend authenticity to the films’ fantasy world. Yet untitled, the film is touted to be a love story. Currently, there is no confirmed news regarding the male lead. In a statement, Kapoor said that she’s excited to portray such an “iconic character” that “has always been so fascinating for the audiences.” The actress last played the role of a supernatural being in Raj & DK’s horror-comedy Stree (2018). The movie received critical acclaim as well as box-office success. Earlier this year, she appeared in Baaghi 3 alongside Tiger Shroff.
Previously, actresses like Sridevi, Rekha, Reena Roy, and Vyjayanthimala have popularized the character of shape-shifting naagin in mainstream Bollywood films. On the small screen, Ekta Kapoor’s Naagin TV series is a fan-favourite.
Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV