‘I love strong characters’

Debarati Palit Singh
Thursday, 19 October 2017

...says Nikita Dutta during the launch of her show Haasil in Mumbai recently.

Ek Duje Ke Vaste-fame actress Nikita Dutta believes that the role of female protagonist is changing on Indian television.

...says Nikita Dutta during the launch of her show Haasil in Mumbai recently.

Ek Duje Ke Vaste-fame actress Nikita Dutta believes that the role of female protagonist is changing on Indian television.

Speaking at the launch of her upcoming show Haasil in Mumbai recently, the actress said, “Earlier the female protagonist used to have only positive qualities and was always right but that’s changing nowadays. Each character has a shade of grey, a mix of negative and positive traits. We are humans after all and cannot be right all the time. Each character is slightly flawed, to make it more relatable.” 

Starting from October 30, the show will be aired on Sony TV from Monday to Friday at 9.30 pm. 

Nikita, who was present with her co-stars Sheeba, Zayed Khan and Vatsal Seth, said that her character too is a grey one. “I play the role of a lawyer who runs an NGO. She fights for the rights of the needy. She is focussed and clear about what she wants. She never bows down to wrong doings. But she is also realistic,” added the actress.    

Nikita shared that in real life, she has never experienced anything close to what the character does or goes through. “I am still getting a hang of the character but what’s interesting is that she is quite a strong person,” she said.

The actress also played a strong-headed role in her debut show Ek Dujhe Ke Vaste and said that the reason she plays such characters is because she loves them. “I found it interesting that none of these characters had super powers. They were normal people who did all kinds of things, compromised on certain issues and had their flaws,” she added. 

Post Ek Dujhe Ke Vaste, the audience was seeing her in a certain persona which she wanted to break with Haasil. “Haasil will break the image I have created with Ek Duje...and that’s the reason why I wanted do something different. Haasil was the right project for me post that show,” she said. 

When asked about her co-stars Zayed and Vatsal, she replied, “They are senior to me and I have learnt a lot from them. They would also play pranks on me. In fact, they treated me like a kid on the set but it’s been nice working with them.” Haasil, is produced by Siddharth P Malhotra’s Alchemy Productions.

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