Naagin 5: Surbhi Chandna calls herself 'blessed', reveals 'had my own apprehensions whether I could pull off the role'
Surbhi Chandna, for the very first time, signed up for her maiden fantasy drama Naagin 5. The actress is playing the role of Bani, an icchadhari naagin (shape-shifting serpent) who will be seeking justice for the injustice done to her in the previous birth. Delighting her admirers and fans of the franchise, Surbhi has been acing her act. Talking about what attracted her to sign the show produced by Ekta Kapoor, Surbhi told a leading daily that when Naagin 5 was offered, she couldn't refuse the biggest biweekly drama on television. Calling herself blessed, the actress said it was a tempting offer.
"Naagin just happened to me. When something like this is offered to you, you just cannot refuse it. In fact, I would have been a fool to say no to it. It is the biggest show on television, the biggest brand! It was a very tempting offer and I have never been a part of such fantasy-dramas. Moreover, in these trying times, one should be truly blessed to get this opportunity," Surbhi told.
Speaking of the challenges of joining Naagin 5 which is an already established franchise, Surbhi said she had her own apprehensions whether she could pull off the role or not. Crediting the team for making it easy, Surbhi told, "When a show already has four successful seasons, people tend to draw comparisons when a new season commences with altogether new actors. Personally too, I felt the same pressure in the beginning. There was this baggage of the first four seasons and I had my own apprehensions whether I could pull off the role. But when your team and everybody around is confident about you, the journey becomes easy. And this is what happened in my case as well."
Saying it isn't easy to shoot amid a pandemic, Surbhi mentioned that the team ensures everyone is safe. "It is not easy to shoot in the middle of a pandemic, but luckily, it is made easy for us by the team members. Everyone here wears masks and PPE kits and our set and vanity vans are sanitised even before we reach the location. I frequently keep washing my hands and sanitise my van myself once again after I reach. We all have to watch out for ourselves, that is all we can do. Initially, we had a few hiccoughs, but we are quite comfortable now and have realised that we have to live with it," she said.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)