Disha Thakur plays Chandni in Prime Video’s latest web series Main Monica: When the writing is fun, it’s easier to work with the character

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Disha Thakur is a part of the new web series Main Monica, that has been bankrolled by Creative Play, and has Arre as the presenter. The actor will play the role of Chandni in it that will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Disha, who was last seen in web series Garmi, was very excited to work with the producers Ranjeet Chitrakaar, Amber Wasi and Paromita Ganguly, who are also the story and screenplay writers of the series. Disha feels her career is going through a great phase with Main Monica coming her way immediately after that and she further talks about working on the series.

To begin with, Main Monica is a unique title. “This story is all about the excitement and fun that the characters in the show go through. As far as the uniqueness of the title is concerned, Monica has a seductive and playful sound to it and it gets even better when the character charmingly declares what becoming MONICA is all about,” she shares.

The writers of the series are the producers of it. And, Disha can’t stop praising them. “It’s been wonderful working with them as they know the characters perfectly. They wrote and conceptualised the world of Main Monica, so it was great having them as a constant support system. They would be on set each day guiding us and sharing their perspective on the minutest of details such as the art, design, costumes, our scenes and so on. Tanya has been extremely supportive and fun to work with. She and I shared a special bond on set,” adds the actor.

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Explaining the kind of character Chandni is, Disha says that she fell in love with the name in the first place. “I loved how there are so many songs already dedicated to Chandni in bollywood and somehow it just made Chandni more endearing to me. My character is of a struggling actress in Mumbai, who dances at a bar to make her ends meet. She comes from a village in Maharashtra but has made Mumbai her home. Although she faces the struggles of living in the city, and making her dreams come true, there is a lot of grit and spunk in her. I relate to her spirit of not giving in to troubles. Her life takes a turn when she meets Rajveer and falls for him. I loved playing this role and it will always be super special to me,” she shares.

About the kind of prep that went into playing this role, Disha adds, “Honestly, I came on board about two days before the shoot began, so I didn’t have any time to prepare the way I would have wanted to. I did my own bit by first watching whatever movies I could. The director Vishwajoy and the writers of the show did guide me a lot. And when the writing is fun, it’s easier to work with the character. I feel, it sort of just kept happening with each scene, and I had a great time.” she ends.

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