Updated: December 13, 2016 5:03:36 pm
From the girl-next-door to the ideal daughter-in-law, more often not the image of female actors on the Indian television gets restricted to their on-screen avatars so much so, that it is hardly talked about how they are in their real life or what makes them tick when they are off screen.
Hence, it is no less than an achievement to have a leading Indian TV actor on the list of top 50 Sexiest Asian Women list. Nia Sharma, who is more popularly known as the love-struck Roshni on television drama Jamai Raja, has bagged the number three spot on the poll, held by a leading UK daily. She has been placed just after Bollywood stars Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.
As much as she is elated after achieving this feat, Nia admits she wasn’t expecting at all as she fails to understand how a television star almost made it among Bollywood and Hollywood actors.
“I am surprised at this development, I have beaten stars like Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif so, this is a huge deal. I don’t think I am even that popular. In fact, people must be wondering who the hell Nia Sharma is! I am number three after Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone; these are people whom we look up to and are huge stars globally,” Nia said during an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com
The 26-year-old actor credits her “little but loyal” fan base for voting in huge numbers to help her bag the coveted spot.
“Frankly, TV stars are not that popular. In fact, I don’t have even have a million followers on any of social media accounts. So, I have to thank my loyal fan base for this, which I created with Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. The little army that I have, they are proactive. They send me loads of birthday wishes every year. They have really stood by me,” she says.
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The actor is among the few television stars who are hailed for their personal sense of style beyond the cliched looks they carry on the small screen. While Nia believes TV actors don’t have a good dressing sense, she adds she has worked hard to groom herself over the years.
“TV stars don’t know how to dress up and they have to hire a stylist. This is true to a great extent. That’s why I go out of my way to experiment. Sometimes I hit the bullseye, sometimes I miss. I am really conscious about what I wear and how I look. I am glad that media has acknowledged this. Over the years, I have really groomed myself,” she says.
On the work front, the actor reveals she is in talks for an upcoming web series. “Web is becoming really big and I want to explore it. Talks are going on for a web series but it is too soon for me to talk about it. Hopefully, I will star in one such series but that’s not going to happen any time soon,” Nia says.
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