TV actress Ashi Singh who replaced Avneet Kaur on Sony SAB's Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hi Hoga, a few months back, feels it is one of her best decisions to do the show. Ashi, however confess she had apprehensions and had to struggle to get into the skin of Yasmine's character but her team and co-stars, especially Siddharth Nigam helped her a lot.
Read on some interesting revelations from Ashi in the below interview:
What made you accept the role of Yasmine?
I never thought of exploring a fantasy character but found Yasmine’s character as a persona that would allow me to expand my boundaries and skills as an artist. Yasmine was just the character that I was on a look out for. When I was approached for this role, I was a little apprehensive at first but I was equally excited to try something new. After playing this role for over three months, I can happily say that it is one of my best decisions to take up this role.
Was it hard to get into the skin of the character as it was already well-established?
It was tough to transition into a character that was already established and loved but more than my preparation for the role, it was the expectations that I had to meet for the viewers and fans of Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga. There was immense pressure on my shoulders when I entered the show but I took one day at a time and kept learning and perfecting even the tiniest characteristics of the character.
How has been your experience working with Siddharth and your co-stars?
I think I have the best co-stars and team. My experience so far has been fabulous and I think I am creating memories for life. Siddharth has also played a huge role in helping me transition into my character especially helping me ace the action sequences. Performing stunts was something entirely new to me but it was all made easy by Siddharth and our amazing team. In such a little time span, all of us have become really good friends and it’s never a dull moment on the sets. There is no greater feeling than looking forward to going to work and meeting your friends.
What was the biggest challenge while essaying the role of Yasmine?
The biggest challenge for me while perfecting the character Yasmine was to get hold of the
intricacies of performing action sequences and working in front of a green screen. The show and storyline requires me to have an imaginative thinking. I have started doing intense workout routine to build that stamina and physique of a Kaali Chorni. A lot of times after shooting, we practice our action sequences for hours. It is tough but really fulfilling as an actor. I wanted to be
a part of a project that gives me various avenues to keep learning and upgrade my skills and Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga is certainly such a project.
What are your best memories on the set of Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga?
In such a short span of time, I think I have already made countless memories. We have all turned into a small family. While we all work together, someone is always up to something fun. Siddharth especially is the prankster of the set which I often call a victim too but then I also find my own ways of pranking him. Lately, Siddharth, Shivani, Amit, Smita ji and I have most of our sequences together and I am having the best time of my life.
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