Ekta Kapoor: Getting a new cast for Naagin 3 was a huge risk
Ekta Kapoor on Wednesday launched two new shows, Kawach Mahashivratri and Bepanah Pyaarr. Starring Deepika Singh, Namik Paul and Vin Rana, Kawach Mahashivratri is the second installment of the franchise. As for Bepanah Pyaarr, the romantic thriller stars Pearl V Puri, Ishita Dutta and Aparna Dixit.
After introducing her cast to the media, the producer sat down with a group of journalists for a candid conversation.
Ekta Kapoor has always been known to repeat her actors. Pearl V Puri, who stars in Naagin 3, will also play the lead in Bepanah Pyaarr. When indianexpress.com asked Ekta if she is trying to build a camp in the TV industry, she smiled and said, “Of course, I am building a camp. I am actually building a fortress. But honestly, I dont have any long term contracts with my actors. I dont act as an agent and get money. But if we have enjoyed working together and want to work again. Why not?”
The producer, while speaking about launching a new season of Kawach, shared, “Kawach is the second season of a show with a very popular first season. This is probably the most exciting season of any of the shows that I have done. I think I usually mess up in the second season. I think Naagin 1 was great, Naagin 2 was a bit of a mess up and Naagin 3 picked up again.”
When we asked her if making new seasons of successful shows is her way of playing safe, she said, “Theres nothing like playing safe in the industry. When I did Naagin 3, I let go of my biggest star, actually the whole cast. It was a huge risk. But it was important as it was getting repetitive. Also, Mouni wanted to move out, so it worked mutually. One cant be attached to a brand. Theres nothing like previous success in the business.”
Ekta Kapoors shows are usually criticised for being regressive and when asked about the same, she said, “YeRead More – Source