Happy to play my age in 'Doli Armaano Ki': Neha Marda
Mumbai: Neha Marda, who rose to fame as Gehna in popular daily soap 'Balika Vadhu', returns as small town girl Urmi with 'Doli Armaano Ki'. She is happy to get into a character she can identify with.
In 'Balika Vadhu' too, her character was of a teenage girl, but matured and different as she played someone who is forced to marry a middle-aged man.
But 'Doli Armaano Ki' is about Urmi, a young girl who enters the institution of marriage with hope and dreams in her eyes.
It features newcomer Mohit Malik opposite Neha.
"It is very different from what I did before. Urmi's character is nineteen years old. I am glad to play something (closer) to my age," Neha said at the launch of the show.
The actress, however, admits her character was stronger in 'Balika Vadhu'.
"In 'Balika Vadhu', the character was very mature but I was playing not even an adult. I was playing a 13-year-old girl who turns 18 after a leap of five years. But the character was so matured that it looked like she must be 30 or 35 year old," she said.
"But the character was very strong and I got a lot of name and fame because of it. I am very happy," she said and added that she quit 'Balika Vadhu' because she was not keen to play such a mature character.
Set in Jhansi, 'Doli Armaano Ki' went on air December 2 on Zee TV.
most watched right now
New Delhi, April 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 351.61 points up to stand at 22,628.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 104.10 points up to stand at 6,779.40. Apollo Tyres and Crompton Greaves Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.64% and 6.88% along with ... More New Delhi, April 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 351.61 points up to stand at 22,628.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 104.10 points up to stand at 6,779.40. Apollo Tyres and Crompton Greaves Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.64% and 6.88% along with IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd. and Oriental Bank with an increase of 5.75% and 5.70% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Future Retail with a decrease of 3.36% and 2.55% along with Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 1.91% and 1.87% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 297.32 points at 13,494.62 while the banking sector is up 255.43 points at 14,625.65 and the realty sector is up 40.59 points at 1,492.84. The Indian currency is down 0.02% at Rs 60.37 per dollar.
Date 17-04-14, Duration 3:13, Views 145