Ragini MMS Returns 2 is already streaming and fans are enjoying the chemistry of real-life couple, Divya Agarwal and Varun Sood, who make their acting debut with the paranormal series. We met the lovebirds to talk about Ragini MMS 2, their journey while shooting for the series and a lot more.
Excerpts from the conversation:
Divya, what was your reaction when makers called you to play Ragini in Ragini MMS Returns 2?
The makers called me in January and told me they want me to play Ragini. I told them- "No baba, mujhse hoga hi nahi. I don't have so much of confidence to pull it off, so, I cannot do it."
But Varun is the one who told me that I should do it as it's a huge platform and I told him that the responsibility is equally big of playing Ragini. The creative director Abhishek Jain had seen my audition, which I gave almost 5 years back for some TV serial and he was confident enough that I will be able to do it. After a lot of struggle and contemplation, I said 'Yes' to it and today when I am sitting here, I still can't believe that I am playing Ragini.
Varun, did you ever think that you will make an acting debut with your girlfriend?
Initially, when I auditioned for this show I had no idea ki mere opposite kaun hai? I gave the audition for two characters and they were almost finalising me for some other character and not Rahul. I was quite okay with it as it was my first project as an actor. But then finally, I was cast for Rahul and till then too, Divya was not on-board, though I really wanted her to be cast with me, but when she was taking time to make up her mind, I had given up the hope. However, two days after I got Rahul's role, she again got the call from makers, and this time I told her, "You have to do it."
And tell us how was the experience of sharing screen-space with original Ragini (Sunny Leone)?
It was like going back to our old days. I had never imagined that we will ever do a web series with Sunny Leone. It was like a dream which I had never seen. But it happened and she is one of the most humble and professional person I have worked with. She is extremely sweet and shooting with her is too much fun.
Divya, we hear Sunny Leone is your lucky charm...
She is very lucky for me because when I started my TV career and got famous with the reality show I did, that time Sunny Leone was a part of the show. She used to support me like a big sister and guide me during the show. After that in Ekta Kapoor's BCL (Box Cricket League) where I performed on Laila Main Laila (the Sunny Leone song) and it was loved so much and become so popular that the makers gave me the title 'Laila Of BCL'. That time also I messaged Sunny and told her see this video they calling me, 'little Sunny.' And then, Ragini MMS Returns 2 which is again about Sunny. I feel she is a lucky charm for me or whatever we do together, does well for me.
Varun, do you get scared or believe in paranormal activities?
I do believe in it because I feel if God exists, then there must be something opposing God too. Also, because I am a big fattu, I get scared on smallest of things. Kitchen mein agar chamach bhi gir jaaye to meri fat jaayegi andar.
Divya, have you ever had a firsthand experience with a spirit or something paranormal around you?
There have been many times during our shoot. There is a scene where we are calling a spirit through Ouija board and while we were shooting that jaise hi maine bola yahan koi hai? asli mein light band hogai. Aur ek baar nahi bhaut baar aisa hua ki lignt band ho jaa rahi thi. And I was like this is scary. I do believe in supernatural force which you can't get away with.
You are dating each other in real life, was it easy to do intimate scenes?
Varun: Even though we are in a relationship, it wasn't easy for us to do all this on camera. Hats off to people who do it.
Divya: We are comfortable with each other and that's why probably we didn't feel awkward shooting for those scenes. Whenever we had to shoot an intimate scene, the other actors, among which a few were our friends, used to make us feel like humari suhaag raat hai aaj. And we used to have so much of fun doing all this, as we took the entire vibe very gracefully.
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