Vishal Bharadwaj to make TV debut as actor in 'Ek Thi Nayika'

The producer-director will be seen in 'Ek Thi Nayika', a tele series which is a promotional strategy for 'Ek Thi Daayan', an upcoming Hindi thriller film co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Bharadwaj.

Ekta Kapoor will also be seen doing a cameo role in TV series.

"Vishal will be part of this series. He will do a cameo appearance in the first episode," Ekta told reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday.

'Ek Thi Daayan', directed by Kanan Iyer, features Emraan Hashmi, Konkana Sen Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin in the lead.

Vishal Bharadwaj
Vishal Bharadwaj

"All actors from the film will be doing cameo appearances. Emraan will be there in the last episode," she said.

Apprehensive about being on screen for the first time, Ekta revealed that hers will be a small cameo. "I am the most terrible actress you can find on the face of this earth. I will be coming in a small cameo," she said.

Talking about the subject of the film, Ekta said that it was folklore and was not a true story. "Folklore has been embedded in our psychology. This is a reading of India's folklore. It is all fiction and not a true story," she said.

The TV series will include some of the biggest celebrities of television. Eight established TV actresses - Smriti Irani, Sakshi Tanwar, Aamna Shariff, Shweta Tiwari, Mouli Ganguly, Ankita Lokhande, Kritika Kamra and Pooja Gor will be seen. The eight part TV series will go air from March 9.

Talking about the cast, Ekta expressed her gratitude towards the stars. "I have been a part of all of their lives but they have become stars on their own. I am amazed at the warmth they have shown me. Each one of them agreed instantly to do my show," she said. 

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