Shraddha Kapoor has signed her next biggie – a three-film series based on the shape-shifting Nagin. She will be stepping in the iconic role of a ‘Nagin’ in this mythological drama. Previously, actresses like Vyjayanthimala, Reena Roy, Rekha and Sridevi have played similar roles.
Shraddha shares, “It’s an absolute delight for me to play a nagin on screen. I have grown up watching, admiring and idolising Sridevi ma’am’s Nagina and Nigahen and always wanted to play a similar role rooted in Indian traditional folklore. It’s like playing an iconic character, which has always been so fascinating for the audience.”
While Bollywood has never seen top actors play super heroines, ‘Nagins’ were the first superpowers we have had from our own folklore in the film industry, catering to the pan-India audience. Not only have the earlier projects been commercially viable but also high on content. Essentially a love story, both director Vishal Furia and actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi plan to mount the film with some very exciting VFX.
Produced under the banner of Saffron Broadcast & Media Ltd, the release date is yet to be confirmed.