Shafaq Naaz had an unplanned entry into television with Rajan Shahi’s Bidaai on Star Plus, post which she bagged one of the lead roles in Sony Entertainment Television’s Shubh Vivah. Basically a dancer trained under Saroj Khan, Shafaq wanted to pursue her MBA when acting took priority in her life.
The beautiful actress will now be seen essaying the role of Kunti in Swastik Productions’ magnum opus mythological saga,
Mahabharat that premieres on Star Plus on 16 September 2013 at the 8.30 PM slot.
Talking about her role in the much-anticipated show, Shafaq says, “I had auditioned for the roles of Kunti as well as Gandhari. And at that time I was not very sure whether to accept Kunti’s role or Gandhari’s if given a chance. When the makers wanted me to choose one character, I randomly picked up Kunti’s role. I must say, I made a good decision. After about 3-4 look tests, I was picked for playing Kunti. I am enjoying the shoot, as Kunti is a very powerful character. This also has to be the most creatively challenging character I have played till date. I have never played a mother before, and to play a mother to such elder kids was something new.”
Shafaq is amazed by the costumes and jewelry she is getting to wear as Kunti on the show. “I feel so enchanted when I dress up as Kunti. The jewellery, clothes, make-up, get-up, it’s all so good. I am sure every girl would love to get dressed up, and I get the feeling of being a princess,” she avers.
On the rigorous training that she undertook for the show, the actress goes on to say, “Siddharth Tewary is just the best. He is very supportive and explains the nuances of each and every character very nicely. Working with him is a great experience. While Siddharth sir trained us a lot about the character, I got trained by our Director too. I also got to learn horse riding. We have our fingers crossed now for the grand launch of Mahabharat.”
Wish you all the luck, Shafaq!!!