Bangalore: Waaris has made a mark amongst the audience with its gripping storyline about a girl who is portrayed as a boy to the world. The makers have decided on a leap and roped in Actress Farnaz Shetty to play grown-up protagonist Manu. Just like child artiste Sania Touqueer, Farnaz too will be seen dressed as a boy. Farnaz who was is exceptionally talented believes in taking challenges and agreed to do the show even though the character won’t do justice to her beauty.
Says the actress, “I want to be known for my work and not my beauty alone. I am very excited about this role, as one rarely gets to play such unconventional characters.” Also Read – SRK to Remake Breaking Bad as a Bollywood Film.
The actress has been roped in to play the grown-up Manu (played by Sania Touqueer), the show’s central character, post a 10-year time leap. Which means that Aarti Singh will be seen playing a mother to a 19 year old on-screen! What one can look forward to is the on-screen chemistry between the two ladies.
Farnaz further adds, “When I was called for the auditions, I went dressed in a Kurta and kada borrowed from my brother. So I knew what I was getting into. Now that I am on board, I am working on voice modulation and body language. I want to understand the character fully. The story is beautifully written, and the characters are also compelling.”
Farnaz Shetty started her career with a show on Sony TV called Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat. Her role in “Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera” made her very popular. Tune into Waaris from Monday to Friday at 10:00 pm only on &TV.