Surbhi Jyoti opens up about replacing Mouni Roy in Naagin 3 – read exclusive interview

Surbhi Jyoti impressed one and all with her debut show Qubool Hai. She proved that she was a versatile actress when she followed it up with Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai that had her as a nervous lovestruck Geetanjali, who is on a quest to solve a mystery. Now, she is back with Naagin 3. The show is the most prestigious one on Indian Television, being the TRP topper for two consecutive seasons. In an EXCLUSIVE chat with Bollywood Life, Surbhi said, “I think the hardest part of doing the show was to convince myself about it. I have played realistic roles so far. Now, who does not want to work with Balaji Productions or Colors. They are the No.1 channel and production house. Everyone wants to work with them.” (Also Read: Naagin 3: Pearl V Puri joins Anita Hassanandani, Surbhi Jyoti and Karishma Tanna as the lead cast, read details)

Surbhi confesses that she was initially wary of the comparisons between her and the now iconic, Naagin Shivaanya played by the stunning Mouni Roy. “Yes, I was really confused because of the comparison and concept thing but then I realised whatever it is, it’s the numero uno show on Indian TV. And if I am being offered this show, I should take it as a compliment that people feel I can fit the part and it’s another feather in my cap,” she states. She further says that the comparisons do not bother her as Naagin is a huge brand in itself. “People are madly and absolutely in love with the serpents and Naagins. I can give my hundred per cent and the rest depends on the others. I feel that if I do my work honestly leaving no room for complaints, I can be assured for success,” she asserts. (Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Karanvir Bohra returns to Naagin 3 with Surbhi Jyoti and Anita Hassanandani)

 

When we asked Surbhi that people in urban India tend to look down upon Indian fantasy shows like Naagin while going gaga over Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, she stated, “Hollywood movies have huge budgets. They are much stronger on the technical side. We cannot run away from that reality. We have the plus point of having an audience that loves fantasy. We have grown up seeing movies on serpents and fairy tales. We cannot compare but can work towards own betterment.”