Neha Desai, who is seen playing Payal in Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (Sahara One), will be seen in a new role- that of a prostitute. The versatile actress tells us about the part and the trouble she went through to convince her parents to let her portray the character.â€œThis is the first time that I am playing this sort of role so I had to do a lot of research. Till now, Iâ€™ve only been playing bubbly dubbly roles,â€ says Neha, adding, â€œIâ€™ve seen many movies like Chameli, Pretty Woman and also Aamir (because of that one scene). Iâ€™ve tried to pick up small things from these films. Iâ€™ve keenly observed the walk, the body language and the clothes worn.â€
The actress says that she has had a tough time convincing her parents about her decision to take on the role. She adds, â€œOf course when I told my parents, they were not happy. There are a few things which they arenâ€™t comfortable with. When they saw me for the first as a prostitute, they didnâ€™t like it but later they appreciated me for my work.â€ At the same, Neha has decided that she will not do similar roles in the future.
She tells us there were certain sequences which she wasnâ€™t comfortable doing. â€œThere was a sequence where I had to wear a nightdress and lie on the bed. I wasnâ€™t very comfortable with that and my production people immediately took action. So afterwards, I did the scene with a blanket covering me and was fully clothed underneath.â€
Desai is at ease dancing but when it came to dancing in her streetwalker role, it was quite a task. She says, â€œI am very okay with Bollywood dancing but dancing in a kotha, with so many drunken people around, is a very difficult task.â€
Nehaâ€™s role as a prostitute was supposed to be a cameo. â€œInitially, when I was signed, they told me that it would be a cameo but now itâ€™s a full length role. Thankfully, the responses have been wonderful, by Godâ€™s grace,â€ says Neha.
Nehaâ€™s role was first aired last Monday and her identity was revealed on Friday.
Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki airs at 9pm from Monday to Thursday on Sahara One.
Report By: Vandana Shukla