Talented actress Nikki Sharma who played a tough cop in Roop – Mard Ka Naya Swaroop has effortlessly switched on to play the 16 years old Dia in the Applause Entertainment series, Mind The Malhotras that streams presently on Amazon Prime.
Says Nikki, “The best part about my role in Mind The Malhotras is that I play a 16 years old girl. I was so thrilled when I bagged this role. I was shooting for Roop at that point of time where I played the cop Himani. So there were days when I used to play a cop and the teenager on the same day (smiles). It was fun.”
Talking about her character Dia, she states, “Dia is the only one in the family who is not into the eccentric thoughts. She is intelligent, gets into her books etc. One can relate very easily to her.”
Nikki had the best of time shooting with senior actors Cyrus Sahukar, Mini Mathur, Denzil Smith, Sushmita Mukherjee. “We had a whale of a time as we shot for it. I got to learn so much from these experienced actors.”
Nikki shared a great camaraderie with same-age co-star Anandita Pagnis who plays her on-screen sister. “As Dia and Jia we were really an interesting watch in the series. The best part about our roles was that our DOP did not allow us to even touch make-up for the series. He wanted the characters to be as natural as possible, as we were young girls in our teens. And for me, it was very different as I am always used to adding on the brighter shades as lipstick.”
Nikki is eager to take up the youngster roles in future. “I have got good response for this character of mine in Mind The Malhotras. I look forward to playing more of the same-age characters.”
Best of luck, Nikki!!