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Ek Thi Begum 2 actor Anuja Sathe: ‘People didn’t expect me to do such a strong role’

Actor Anuja Sathe says the upcoming season of her net present Ek Thi Begum is stuffed with challenges for her character. Being a protagonist was a dream come true for Anuja, who is ready to reprise the position of Ashraf Bhatkar within the MX Authentic crime-drama.

“Each emotion that Ashraf carries has gone one notch larger. It has slightly amplified. She’s extra centered and will probably be combating numerous new characters and new obstacles. It’s extra dramatic and goes to be an motion packed collection,” Anuja advised indianexpress.com.

Ek Thi Begum 2 takes ahead Ashraf’s story who sheds her demure picture and picks up weapons to avenge the demise of her husband Zaheer, by the hands of his underworld rivals. After her plans had been foiled within the first season, Ashraf returns below the alias of Leela Paswan, vowing to overturn don Maqsood’s unlawful empire whereas additionally overpowering the underworld, cops, and politicians.

Anuja shared that it was about time that the tales of girls dons who dominated again within the day had been dropped at mild. “Underworld is a theme that was utterly visualised round males, male dons. However there have been so many ladies who had the braveness to face up in opposition to them and create their very own empire in late 80s and early 90s. It was about time for individuals to find out about them.”

Touted to be impressed from real-life incidents, Ek Thi Begum debuted in April final 12 months. Anuja claims she needed to put together to get into the pores and skin of her robust position, that included studying the best way to function a gun. In accordance with her “firing a gun and saying your dialogues on the identical time is troublesome.”

“Whenever you hearth, you mechanically blink. So my motion grasp taught me some methods. Initially it was bit clumsy however I managed later. I’ve an athletic physique and I like watching motion being carried out by feminine actors. I’m fortunate even I bought to try this. I knew I’d be capable to carry it off due to my physique construction,” Anuja added.

Ek Thi Begum has Anuja not simply doing motion, however her Ashraf flaunts her bolder aspect too. She honey traps her enemies. So did the daring scenes deter her? Anuja mentioned she stands by the whole lot she does for her character. “After I settle for a job, I do it with all honesty. Even when individuals don’t prefer it, after some extent it doesn’t hassle me. It’s extra in regards to the satisfaction I get after engaged on one thing I actually wished to. Sure there have been sure reactions the place individuals mentioned they didn’t anticipating me to do such a powerful half due to a sure picture they’d in thoughts of me. However an actor ought to by no means be caged and allowed to discover. Individuals categorise you, actors by no means categorise themselves. In the event that they accepted me taking part in Radhabai in Peshwa Bajirao, a loving spouse in Parmanu, or a Begum right here, I’m positive they’ll settle for me in any character I do.”

Anuja picked actor Resham, who performed a journalist as her favorite co-star from the present, together with Ankit Mohan “who performed my beloved useless husband. We’re nonetheless in contact,” she shared.

Anuja concluded by revealing what Ashraf has left behind in her after two seasons. She mentioned, “It made me realise that I’m as robust and decided as Ashraf is. Within the first season, for displaying Ashraf transition to a bar dancer Sapna, I met some the true life bar dancers. It made me realise I’m so lucky to have such a protected upbringing. There was a way of gratitude and self realisation.”

Ek Thi Begum 2 will start streaming on MX Participant on September 30. Directed by Sachin Darekar and Vishal Modhave, the collection additionally stars Ajay Gehi, Shahab Ali, Chinmay Mandlekar, Vijay Nikam, Hitesh Bhojraj and others.

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