MUMBAI: Shafaq Naaz is a well-known name in the television industry.
The actress has been a part of the showbiz world for several years now and has created a name for herself.
Shafaq is known for delivering amazing performances in shows like Chidya Ghar, Sapna Babul Ka - Bidaai, Sanskaar Laxmi, Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage, Mahabharat and many others.
The actress won several accolades for role in Star Plus' Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin.
Shafaq's latest project was Dancing On The Grave where she played the role of Shakereh.
Dancing on the Grave is an Indian True crime docu-series based on the Shakereh Khaleeli murder case. The film was directed by Patrick Graham for Amazon Prime Video and is produced by India Today.
In an exclusive interview with TellyChakkar, Shafaq spoke about the same.
''I like to watch a lot of docu-series. I am a big fan. The way they execute it, is always very international. In India, we don't have really good docu series, we are very new to this. This one was very different as when I go on set, I have a script, I have lines to say. Shooting this was very different.''
She added, ''When I met the director, I told him that I need a script, I need to know the story. He told me that they don't have a script. I was like okay but how will we shoot? He said he will narrate the scenes to me. I was asked to be in the moment, say my lines, and be as natural as I can. For an actor, we know that we get the script, we do improvise the scenes but not the entire scene.''
She continued, ''It was very difficult. I did not want to say something stupid as there were so many people on the set. We did it and it was quite interesting. It was a theatre-like experience for me. It was shot in a very different way. Majority scenes were one-take. We did a lot of rehearsals. I would love to be a part of more docu-series as well.''
Fans are waiting to see Shafaq back on TV screens. Commenting on the same, Shafaq said, ''Honestly, it's been a really long time and it is a little break. I am miss going back to the sets too. I really want to be back and start working on my craft. Talks are going on for a few projects. Until things don't get finalized, I don't want to talk about that. I am getting a lot of messages from people. I tell them that I will soon be back on-screen with something very exciting.''
Shafaq has done a variety of roles in both TV as well as web. When asked if it is a conscious decision to pick such roles or things just fall in that way for her, she said, ''It is both. Initially, it just happened. I never thought about my graph and what kind of roles I want to do. But there was one thing in my mind unconsciously, I did not want to do roles which I had done earlier. When I did Mahabharat, I started getting calls for mother's characters. I was 20. I was shocked. Mahabharat was a completely different situation and there is no comparison. I was like this is not what I want to do. How can I play a mother's character at the age of 20? I don't look like a mother. I was just refusing all those offers. I got Chidiya Ghar's offer just 20 to 25 days after I wrapped up Mahabharat and it was completely different.''
She added, ''Now I consciously try to not repeat the roles. What I did in Ghum was also very different. It was not a typical character and I don't like playing one.''
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