Nia Sharma: “I used to look up to Sanaya Irani, Drashti Dhami & Barun Sobti”

Sahar Junejo


Nia Sharma is making a huge impact with ‘Naagin – Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel’ even before its release. Having gained fame and respect in her extensive TV career, she is now all set to helm the successful franchise along with Jasmin Bhasin, Vijayendra Kumeria and Sayantani Ghosh.

Sharma reflected on her journey in an interview with Times of India. “I do have come a long way. I remember of starting with ‘Kaali’, where I played the role of school girl. I wasn’t even in the lead role. In the later show, I became lead. That time, I used to look up to Sanaya Irani, Drashti Dhami and Barun Sobti because of their huge fan following. They were hugely popular stars, they are still now. I would feel ‘wow, this is called fan following’. Then after ‘Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai’ and ‘Jamai Raja’, I realised I have also become a popular name.”, she said, “That was the time I started grooming myself personally. It was important. When you have earned a good name, you are financially independent. I tried to become the girl I always wanted to be. I have groomed myself the way I want to be, I dress up the way I want to be. I feel happy for myself.”

The growing fame has made her more resilient to negative feedback, so she and her co-stars are prepared for any criticism ‘Naagin – Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel’ might face, “I am ready. Bring it on. You are always there in the limelight. Sometimes they stoop very low but everyone has their own opinion. Let’s take it in a light humour. You can’t expect everyone to say just good things about you. There will be good things and sometimes very bad. Jasmin and I are of same age. We speak on the same level and sometimes they are stupid also. We share a good connect and our wavelengths match.”

‘Naagin – Bhagya Ka Zehreela Khel’ will premiere on 14th December on Colors.