It was Ekta Kapoor who introduced the concept of Naagins in India with her popular Naagin series. Right from some spectacular visuals to all its unpredictable twists and turns; her show went onto break all the TRP ratings, hence making it a much-anticipated series among her fans. Well, Ekta Kapoor’s vision of Naagin was just not limited to the small screens and she also had plans of bringing it on the celluloid with some of the most popular faces like that of Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif. Yes, you read that right!
In a conversation with Film Companion, the TV czarina revealed, “After The Dirty Picture, I decided to make Naagin as a film. I decided to take that concept to two actresses. I still remember, I went to Katrina and she told me, ‘After Dirty Picture, you want to make something pathbreaking’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I want to make Naagin.’ She looked at me and thought I had smoked something really nice. I think she wanted my dealer’s number, which of course is a joke. She was like, ‘Are you serious? You want to make something called Naagin in today’s time? Will people watch it?’ Then, I went to PC; it was around the time when she was going abroad.”
Further in a conversation with Pinkvilla, Ekta revealed how Priyanka had approved of her concept by saying a yes, whereas Katrina Kaif wasn’t aware of the folklore. “I had just mentioned it. I should have given the context. They did not know how big the folklore in India is. Priyanka had said yes, Katrina did not get the bigness of folklore but both these women are great women. They are women I admire and love. I am hoping to work with both of them in my career,” added Ekta.
`Well, it looks like things never got materialised after that but Ekta Kapoor seems to be confident about her content. Can you all wait to see Priyanka Chopra or Katrina Kaif as the ultimate Naagin of Bollywood? We can’t!
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