Mouni Roy: Quitting Naagin was a tough call
The third season of Naagin goes on floors next month but without Mouni Roy, much to the dismay of her fans
The third season of Naagin goes on floors next month but without Mouni Roy, much to the dismay of her fans. After essaying the character of a shape-shifting snake for two years, she bid adieu to the show — a move that she claims was "a tough decision."
With Surbhi Jyoti set to step into her shoes, Roy admits that the Ekta Kapoor production holds an important place in her career. "Naagin is close to my heart. I will miss everything about the show. It was something that was conceptualised around me," she says. The urge to graduate to the big screen, Roy reveals, prompted the decision. "I wanted to give movies a chance. After all, such opportunities don't always come your way."
Making her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar's Gold, the actor also has Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Brahmastra in her kitty. However, a career in the movies doesn't imply that it's endgame for Roy in television. "No way, I am not quitting TV," she clarifies, adding that she would love to be part of finite shows. "Such shows give you a chance to concentrate on your character for a few months and help you break monotony."