Deepshikha Nagpal

Former 'Bigg Boss' celebrity joins Sony TV show

Last seen in ZEE TV’s hit show ‘Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani’, the immensely talented actress Deepshikha Nagpal is all set to join the cast of Sony Entertainment Television’s magnum opus, ‘Peshwa Bajirao’. The actress will essay the character of Aurangzeb’s daughter, Zeenat-un-Nissa in the show. Often seen doing negative roles, Nagpal will portray a positive character after a long time.

Talking about her role in the show, the actress says, “It’s a powerful and positive role of Aurangzeb’s favourite daughter. The show requires me to mouth dialogues in chaste Urdu. Much like my equation with my reel father, I was the favourite child of my father. He had a great command over Urdu and taught me too. So, the language won’t be an issue.”

In an industry where even the most talented actors are prone to being typecast, Nagpal is quite happy that she has got to play a starkly different character. “In our industry, actors tend to get typecast and it is difficult to break free from that. I’m happy to finally be doing something that I have been wanting to for a while now.

Produced by Sunjoy Waddhwa, the historical period drama airs weeknights on Sony TV.