Stepping into small screen
Mandana Karimi is all set to debut on the small screen in a fictional show and she appears to be quite thrilled about it. From posting promos of the intriguing twist she brings to the plot of Ishqbaaaz, to talking about shooting for her first television show, Mandana Karimi is making the most of it.
Tell us something about your character in the show?
StarPlus’ Ishqbaaaz is currently in a phase full of twists and turns and mysteries. While Shivaay and Annika are in the nascent stage of love and their faith is tested when a twisty couple enters their life. Shivaay’s friend, Mohit and his wife Nancy enter the Oberoi mansion with their own intentions and what happens next is unforeseen.
I play the role of Nancy on Ishqbaaaz. Nancy oozes oomph, she’s beautiful, stylish and madly in love with her husband, Mohit. She is singer and dancer and performs in Mohit’s magic show. However, she has a mysterious aura about her. Inspite of being in love with Mohit, she feels strongly attracted to Shivaay and makes multiple attempts to seduce him. Nancy’s style and her distinct layers attracted me towards her character.
What preparation did you undergo to get into the skin of your character?
I got a very vivid portrait of the character in my mind, based on my discussions with the creative team of Ishqbaaaz. Hence, when we started shooting, I had decided to be spontaneous and go with the flow and I was, in fact, quick to get in tune with Nancy.
What made you say yes for the role?
Nancy is an enigmatic character with multiple layers - it’s very difficult to second guess her motives and actions. This dark sense of unpredictability makes her exciting, and I am thrilled to play this part.
Why Ishqbaaaz for your Hindi fiction debut?
Ishqbaaaz is the most loved and most popular show on television today. I wanted to do something different in my acting career and what better platform than TV and Ishqbaaaz as a show. My character is extremely mysterious and is responsible for creating a turmoil in the life of the Oberoi’s which is thrilling for me.
For more tune into Ishqbaaaz, everyday 10 pm Star Plus.