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Esha Gupta reveals someone else was locked in for her role in Aashram 3, here’s how she got the project back from Prakash Jha

Esha Gupta, who is the latest addition to Ek Badnaam... Aashram 3, was almost not a part of the project.

  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 11.36 AM, May 30, 2022

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Esha Gupta reveals someone else was locked in for her role in Aashram 3, here’s how she got the project back from Prakash Jha
Aashram 3 - Esha Gupta.

Esha Gupta is the latest entrant in Prakash Jha’s web series, Aashram 3. Her character has caught people’s attention instantly but do you know that the role was already offered to someone else? That’s right. Esha had to convince Prakash Jha to take her in the series, even when he had considered her initially but backed out and finalized on another actress.

Esha revealed so in an interview with Zee News. The actress said that she received a call from Prakash Jha’s team that she is being considered for the role. However, since she contracted COVID-19, the actress could not follow up for nearly six days and lost out on the role, well almost.

Esha said that she started following up with Prakash Jha ‘rigorously’ once she felt better again. That is when he told the actress that someone else had been locked in for the role.

Nonetheless, that did not stop Esha, who wanted to play the part in Ek Badnaam… Aashram 3. “I used to send him 20 messages a day, daily, asking him about my chance,” the actress said. She actually began sending him good morning and good night texts.

Esha Gupta is the latest addition to the hit MX Player series. She plays the role of Soniya, who is ‘Baba Nirala’ Bobby Deol’s latest addiction. However, she was planted in the Aashram. Will she turn for the Baba or against him, is also something that the series will explore.

Aashram season 3, otherwise, will be based on Pammi (Aaditi Pohankar)’s revenge on Baba Nirala, who now claims he is ‘Bhagwaan Nirala’ (God). Continuing his drug trafficking, exploiting women and influencing local politics, Nirala starts to believe he is invincible but things happen to go south for him soon. Will he ever come back from it? That will also be revealed with the upcoming series.

Ek Badnaam… Aashram season 3 will start streaming on MX Player. All the episodes will be released on June 3.

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