Surati girl, Heli Daruwala, who first started her acting career with youth shows (Suvreen Guggal, Humse Hai Life), is quite excited about her foray into mainstream GEC television, courtesy, Balaji Telefilms’ Naagin 3.
“I have been a big fan of the earlier seasons as well. Plus it gives me a chance to work with the biggest production house. The concept of shape-shifting snakes has always done well, either on TV or the big screen.”
Coming to her role, she says, “I really like the twists and turns my character Anu is going through, including the jealous, romantic track with Shaan and Mahir, which involved attempted murder and suicide. At first, I thought I would be just one of eye witnesses of the original murder, but to my pleasant surprise, the entire sapera track unfolded.”
So does she think she gets enough screen space, given the fact that there are many known actors and characters in the show? “Balaji, being past masters of the trade, know how to give justice to all their characters. And given the graph of the show, even a small appearance is enough to leave its mark on the audience.”
Heli, who was last seen in Nisha Aur Uske Cousins, regards her earlier outing as a stepping stone to the big league.“Back then, I was very young; hence was doing school and college romance. Now I feel I’m ready for proper drama. I have never loved acting so much as now.”
In closing, Heli, who is open for web series too, bonds well with all her Naagin co-stars. “But yes, I am closest to Surbhi Jyoti. She is a real darling.”
Heli, all the best for your future! God Bless.