Shaheer Sheikh and Sonarika Bhadoria starrer Daastan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali is soon going to witness a new entry – an actress. The lady will enter Salim’s (Shaheer) life as his first wife, Man Bai. Who will play the character, you ask? Naagin 3 actress Heli Daruwala.

Talking to Bombay Times, Heli shared her excitement at doing a historical drama and said, “I always wanted to do a historical drama and I think, nothing could have been better than this. I have grown up watching films based on the story, and it’s a dream come true. I will play Salim’s first wife, Man Bai, who is also Jodha’s brother Bhagwandas’ daughter.”

Heli Daruwala in traditional look
Heli Daruwala in traditional look

She also added, “When the makers approached me for this role, I was over the moon. I had always wished to be part of a show and setup like this. So I didn’t think much before giving it a nod.” 

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Heli, who is currently seen as an antagonist in Naagin 3, has earlier been part of shows like Humse Hai Life, Nisha Aur Uske Cousins, Surveen Guggal Topper Of The Year. The actress recently made headlines for her relationship with a restaurateur Ankit Anand whom she is dating from last five-and-a-half years. Over to Daastan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali, show has been struggling with TRPs and it will be interesting to see if Heli’s entry makes a difference to the historical drama’s popularity.

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