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Lots of physical and mental strength was required to portray a character like Ammaji on-screen: Meghna Mallik

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Meghna Mallik’s role as Ammaji in the Hindi TV show ‘Na Aana Iss Des Laado’ is strong enough to send shivers down the spine. The actress admits that the character itself was beyond her age and gender. “I felt it was different when I first started working on it, and I wanted to keep it that way. It took a lot of hard work to maintain it differently throughout the show. There was no discomfort in portraying Ammaji’s character on screen because age and gender never affected me. My only aim was to give my best.” Shared Meghna.

The actress however agrees that Ammaji’s character demanded a lot of physical and mental strength from her. “There’s a certain body language which Ammaji’s character maintains throughout the show. To maintain that consistency in body language, a lot of physical and mental strength was required at my end. Ammaji also delivers heavy dialogues and that was challenging for me initially.” Added Meghna.

Mallik has proved her mettle in various other shows as well, but she feels that Ammaji’s character is challenging at the same time, it also helped her to move out of her comfort zone. “I have been a part of many other shows, but Ammaji’s character was challenging enough to push me out of my comfort zone. I also feel that on TV, there’s a limiared scope to explore characters as the range of characters is limited on this medium. I believe in experimenting with different shades of characters and that’s why I agreed to play Ammaji in Na Aana Iss Des Laado.”

“Being a part of a project where a character becomes so popular that it changes you as a person for good. That’s when you progress as an artist. But you can’t take the character home and that’s why for me an intense character like Ammaji is always restricted only to the on-screen performance. It doesn’t stay with me mentally all the time” Shared Meghna.

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