Making an appearance across various reality shows, the Kaliyon Ka Chaman girl Meghna Naidu is all set to make her debut in a fiction show as she gears up for her role of Benazir, the enchantress in Zee TV’s No. 1 show Jodha Akbar. This Andhra beauty has been a famous model, done a number of music videos and acted in Bollywood films before she shifted base to Dubai. Meghna returns to Mumbai to take on this role.
While many actresses who were approached for the role refused it because of its negative shades, Meghna gladly took ‘Benazir’ up. Commenting on what appealed her about the role, she said, “The role holds a lot of mystique for the viewers as Benazir is a girl who’s brought into Akbar’s haveli with a secret agenda … her motivations are not known to the audience … though it will be evident that Benazir is attempting to manipulate the Emperor, people will be left guessing as to what her true intentions are. A tough nut to crack, Akbar will fall prey to beautiful Benazir’s seduction as he is vulnerable after Jodha’s rejection. My character will bring in a lot of interesting twists in the show and I am sure, that Jodha Akbar fans are going to enjoy watching me in the show.”
Talking about her character and comeback on television, Meghna said, “It feels good to come back and take up a role in one of the top-rated shows running on Indian television at the moment. I have been following Jodha Akbar on and off and I love the grandeur of the sets and the entire look and feel of the show. The role is one of a temptress … someone who will captivate Akbar’s attention through her guile and allure. She will be a part of his harem and will dance her way into his heart. So, I am glad the role entails dancing! I am quite excited as I will start shooting soon.”
Also, entering the show is Juhi Aslam, playing the role of ‘Zaiyada’, who is Benazir’s (Meghna Naidu) care taker.
Will the two new entries change the equation between Jodha and Akbar and bring them closer, or will the two end up being separated forever?