Two years after her last fiction show, Baalveer Returns, Pavvitra Punia is now all set to dive deep into the supernatural genre again. Pavitra will be essaying the role of a witch in Ved Raj’s Naagmani.
The actress talked about it during a recent interview and shared, “I had a great time shooting for Balveer Returns and fell in love with this genre. I decided that I would take up more such shows but did not anticipate it to fall into my lap so soon. I was excited to know that I would be playing the antagonist and that, too, a witch. I am kicked about the action sequences that I am getting to do in the show. I have grown up seeing my uncles practice martial arts and duel in the akhada. Back then, I also wanted to follow in their footsteps — learn martial arts and become a fighter. I finally got to do it in Balveer, in which I would fight a lot (laughs!).”
When asked if she had any apprehensions before signing the dotted lines, Pavitra shared, “I loved the story but the moment the makers told me that I would be playing a stepmother to the hero, my response was a no. I declined the offer but the story stayed with me. I realized that as an actor, I should not have any inhibitions regarding any character.”
She added, “I played mother to two grown-up boys, who were probably older than me in real life, in Naagin. After that, I bagged Baalveer Returns, in which I was seen as a supervillain. So, I don’t worry about getting stereotyped. I think I have been lucky on that front. If I suit the character and know I can do justice to any role, I take it up. So, I am not afraid of playing a mother or a mother-in-law.”