Asha Negi: Felt my career was over after two of my shows went off air in a couple of months


I have very few friends in the industry and just one from school. I was actually always like that. Baarish 2 is streaming on ALTBalaji and ZEE5. That’s why I decided to take a break, and pick the next project when I was completely sure. I didn’t think I would survive, but then I started doing different things and fell in love with the profession. Don’t you think you might have lost on opportunities for not being too social? I just want to do good work. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. However I am really excited for it, and it could be the needed stepping stone for me. Even before I moved to acting, I tried a couple of jobs, which I finally quit because I didn’t see any growth. It got shut in a month, and then I did another show (Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan, Star Plus), which again was a replacement. I really wish to do great characters where I get a chance to perform. What made you go slow and choose fewer projects? I am not very social, and cannot go out every night. Personally, when I feel I am not improving, I don’t think I can carry on with the job. It was a beautiful project and here I am now, back in action (smiles). View this post on Instagram

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What do you want from your career in the next five-ten years? When I did get a break, I realised that what you watch sitting at home is all glamourous, but it requires so much more. Here are excerpts from the conversation:
In a recent webinar, you mentioned that you feel you’ve evolved as an actor with Baarish. I come from a very simple family from Dehradun, and when you see them getting affected, it gets tough. The web series, also starring Sharman Joshi, recently released its new season which has struck a chord with the audience. I don’t think I would have been this person, if I hadn’t gone through all of them, I am really thankful, as the experiences not only made me a better actor but also an evolved person. Even though you are not an insecure person, when you have people around you from the same fraternity doing well, it does pinch you. I too somewhere feel that it did hamper my growth. I want to challenge myself, and leave behind a legacy of good work. However, I am an actor, and am only happy when I do that. I have no regrets. I am actually grateful for all the failures and shortcomings. Does the realisation come naturally or people around you told you that you have improved? I don’t want to get into any kind of details but it is a challenge. Till the time the makers don’t make an official announcement, I really can’t say anything. How do you look back at your journey? I did Khatron Ke Khiladi and a few hosting stints, and then Baarish happened. The actor, who made it big with Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta, debuted on the digital space with Baarish last year. Also, right now, we are getting to consume all kinds of content, and that also helps in bettering your craft. And in a hurry I picked up Ek Mutthi Aasmaan (Zee TV), where I replaced the lead. Having been part of the industry you do get used to these things, however your family is not. #quarantinelife #thuglife
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But visibility is an important part in an actor’s life. I was so demotivated and depressed, I felt my career was over. However, I can’t do it just for the sake of it. I don’t want to be just a heroine doing glam roles. That too wrapped up in sometime. People would easily understand that I am faking it (laughs). If not for the lockdown, the trailer would have been out by now. You are also known to be quite a recluse? Written by Sana Farzeen
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Updated: May 14, 2020 1:50:41 pm

Asha Negi’s web series Baarish 2 with Sharman Joshi is currently streaming on ALTBalaji and ZEE5 (Photo: Asha Negi/Instagram)
Asha Negi has no qualms in accepting that she is a loner, and enjoys time at home rather than going to glitzy parties like most of her contemporaries. I don’t really like meeting too many people, and even when I go out for a big outing, I need a 10 day recharge afterwards. More episodes streaming soon. You will be next seen in Anurag Basu’s Ludo. After Pavitra Rishta happened, I did Nach Baliye and a couple of other reality shows, but I was desperate to get back to acting. #Baarish Season 2 streaming now on @altbalaji & @zee5premium! I want to do important parts that people remember for a long time after watching a film. In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Asha Negi opened up about the times when she thought her career was over. Do you think it would be a big step towards Bollywood? A lot has been said about issues in your personal life (breakup with Rithvik Dhanjani). Honestly, when you work with such talented actors, it really helps to better yourselves. View this post on Instagram

Aur dosto, how’s my regular lifestyle treating you guys?? I really can’t talk about it right now. I would love to be a part of such projects. My life’s ambition is to be happy, and I only strive for it. It might be possible. In the past few years, I have actually become quite a loner. With each project, I need to grow as that’s my only motivation and inspiration. View this post on Instagram

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While most actors are ambitious and outgoing, you have kind of moved ahead at your own pace. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. With social media, the pressure has increased on celebs to be out there so much. It does get really difficult and affects one mentally. The 30-year-old also spoke on how she might lost opportunities for not being outgoing and reveals what is her life’s ambition. Initially, people used to say that the digital medium is a bridge towards films. However, given the current situation, I think it will only become bigger in the coming time. How do you handle such crises when everything is in the public eye? © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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