Shivani Gosain talks about doing Naagin 5, co-star Surbhi Chandna, her choice of characters and moreDesi Serials
Shivani Gosain has a lot of insight to give when it comes to talking about how she picks her roles or what she wants from them. Read more here.
Shivani Gosain has been a part of the industry for over two decades and was seen in popular shows like Kasautii Zindagi Kay (Season 1) and Rang Badalti Odhani, to name a few. She has recently joined the cast of Ekta Kapoor’s superhit TV show Naagin 5 and says she wants to do roles which are much more than a part of the moving crowd.
The actress said she enjoys playing both negative and positive characters on-screen and added, “The role should be interesting, strong and most importantly it should be challenging. I just don’t want to play roles that are just a moving property in the crowd. I don’t want to play roles for namesake, it should add to the storyline.”
The Saraswatichandra actress is playing the role of Ritu Sharma, who is Surbhi Chandna’s on-screen character Bani’s step-mother. She called Surbhi a “nice, hardworking, and well-behaved girl”, and giving more details on her character, she said, “It is a nice interesting role and my character is a typical North Indian, so I am very happy and comfortable in salwar and patiala.”
It’s like homecoming for Shivani, who has been part of Balaji Telefilms’ shows earlier as well. She said, “Balaji is one place I feel I am back home. After ‘Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki’, I missed working with them and really wished to start with Balaji after the lockdown. God heard my prayers and I feel so blessed that I got a chance to work with them again.”
She also spoke about being a part of the supernatural genre and called it a different experience. She added, “Naagin is a hit series with a dedicated fan following who loves to watch such supernatural, fantasy drama. As a kid even we used to love reading supernatural or fantasy books, so it is a kind of updated modern way of the same. Also, the producers and channel cast such beautiful and hot Naagins, that fans go crazy over them.”
The actress was last seen in Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum and says working post the long lockdown came as a big relief to her. “After the six months of lockdown, I feel it is my workplace where I unwind myself. The show came as a way of relaxation after that monotonous and boring phase. Otherwise, on normal days, I go to my dogs, Simba and Minnie, to unwind, their unconditional love and attention my way of relaxing,” Shivani signed off.