Actor Shweta Basu Prasad, who plays a warrior princess in the TV show Chandra Nandni, says nowadays women don’t get bogged down by circumstances and are strong-willed.
Her character Nandni in the Star Plus show is gearing up for her onscreen wedding to Chandragupta Maurya, played by Rajat Tokas. Shweta is excited about the way the character will shape up after the wedding on the show.
She said in a statement: “Right from when the teasers of Chandra Nandni hit on air, I was convinced that a strong character like this definitely justifies the stance of women today.
Nandni has already been established as a princess who is full of life and can also turn to the battlefield.
“She is independent and does not tolerate anything wrong. After her wedding, while she will lose all that she had, her family, her kingdom, everything, yet she doesn’t fall prey to the circumstances, rather grows from strength to strength and marries the one who took away everything she owns.”
“Just like Nandni, women today are not bogged down by circumstances, instead they are strong-willed as they take on every challenge with a smile. Nandni too takes on the challenge of marrying a man who ruined her family dynasty,” she added.
In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Shweta had said “It’s a fantastic character. It’s not a girl-next door although Nandini is someone everybody is going to relate to including myself. It’s also historical. It’s not everyday you get an offer to play a warrior princess and work in a historical which is true to the life of Chandragupta Maurya.”