Set in a futuristic, fictitious city of Shimodra, Haiwaan is a glossy, young drama with elements of science fiction that sets out to explore the bromance between Randhir and Ansh, a triangular romance with their shared love interest Amrita that sees their childhood friendship turn sour and an unexpected turn of events that turns Ansh into a monster, leaving it squarely on the shoulders of Randhir to rescue his friend from the clutches of evil, save his lady love, Amrita and their city from the Haiwan’s wrath and destruction. We caught up with Ridhima Pandit, who's playing Amrita in the show, to know more...
How would you describe your character?
I found Haiwaan: The Monster, very intriguing. The whole concept of a love triangle and a story of friendships set against the backdrop of science fiction was what attracted me the most. Also, this is the first time I am will be playing a police officer on-screen, so I am really excited for it. The look adds to the beauty of the character. Moreover, as a cop, will she be able to stop the Haiwan in his tracks? Will she identify who the Haiwaan really is? What’ll happen to her relationship with Randhir and the friendship dynamics between them and Ansh? That’s the graph her character will follow.
After doing a series of the reality show, what made you take up this role?
As I have mentioned before the concept of show lured me into taking up this role. I think it is a really unique and challenging role for me to essay. The look adds to the beauty of the character. Moreover, the twists and turns in the show will leave the audiences surprised and wanting for more. I hope the viewers enjoy my new avatar as much as I love playing Amrita.
Did you do any research or preparation for this role?
Portraying Amrita’s character came naturally to me, I can relate very well to Amrita, as we share a lot of similarities. She is a head strong and straight forward girl in the exterior yet sensitive and emotional. So as such, I didn’t have to go against my basic grain to prepare for this character.
Since you are associating with Zee TV for the first time. What are your thoughts?
Zee TV has been the pioneer in bringing to life some path-breaking shows with beautiful concepts spanning varied genres and unconventional storylines. This is the first time I am associating myself with Zee TV and am really looking forward to it. I am hoping to having a great stint on the channel with Haiwaan: The Monster and in the future as well.