I Was Told, ‘You Look So Hot’ At Meeting For Film Manikarnika: Nia Sharma

Mumbai: Actress Nia Sharma recalled an unpleasant meeting she had for a role in the film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’.

Nia said that she does not want to go to the office of any film director or producer and that she is underestimated because of her coming from the television industry. “Have you met any big Bollywood director or producer who said this to you too?” she was asked.


Speaking to radio host Siddharth Kannan, Nia said, “No but Manikarnika ke liye ek meeting thi itna sa role ke liye (there was a meeting for a bit part in Manikarnika). It was a stupid conversation. I didn’t go again. Kuch faayda nahi tha uss conversation ka (It was not a worthwhile conversation), it was a wastage of time. And then he was like, ‘you look so hot’. I was like, ‘seriously?’”

Kangana Ranaut played the lead role of Rani Lakshmibai in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

She also shared a director’s credit with the original director Krish. She claimed that she took over after he ‘abandoned’ the film and reshot most of it. He, however, denied the allegations and accused her of hijacking his project.

Nia got her first big break in the show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, in which she played the role of parallel lead Maanvi Choudhary. She then starred opposite Ravi Dubey in Jamai Raja.

In 2017, Nia made her digital debut with Vikram Bhatt’s web series Twisted, which also starred Rahul Sudhir and Namit Khanna.

Earlier this year, she reunited with Ravi in the second season of Jamai Raja, Jamai 2.0, a digital spin-off of their popular show. She was also seen as a guest on Bigg Boss OTT recently.


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