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Exclusive! Jamtara 2 : Monika Panwar: Have no problem playing village girl, as long as it's not a rehashed version of Gudiya

Actress Monika Panwar, who plays the female protagonist Gudiya Singh in the crime-drama series Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega says she is getting stereotyped and how finding ways to break that

Exclusive! Jamtara 2 : Monika Panwar: Have no problem playing village girl, as long as it's not a rehashed version of Gudiya
Monika Panwar, a scene from Jamtara 2
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 10.10 AM, Sep 21, 2022

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Young actress Monika Panwar started her career two years ago with the Netflix original crime-drama series titled Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega. While her character Gudiya Singh is pivotal as part of the narrative which also receives a lot of love from the audience, the actress says she is getting offers to play 'village girl' and planning to break the stereotype with a mindful choice of projects in the future.

Monika told OTTplay, " Well, 90 percent of the offers that are coming on my way are actually not that substantial. Also, I am getting the offer to play village girl, where initially I am told that it is a 'very different character', 'so unique' etc. So I go for the audition, and when I see the script, it is the same that I have played as Gudiya Singh! Nothing original at all!!"

However, she mentioned that she does not mind playing a village girl only on one condition.

The actress explained, " Look, there is nothing wrong in playing a village girl, wearing no-makeup look, etc. But it should not be a rehashed version of Gudiya, that I have already played in two seasons of Jamtara. Every individual is different. So if one village girl is completely different from another, then I am playing two very different characters. As an actor, that is what I am looking for. Having said that at least 10 percent of the scripts that I am offered post the release of Jamtara Season 1 are too good. I only want to focus on good things, I am a new actor and yet to reach that point where I will be flooded with scripts. But it's ok, I will get original, interesting characters to play, very soon!"

The story of the show is set in Jamtara, a district of Jharkhand; where a bunch of youngsters get involved in a phishing scam and then their lives go upside down.

Directed by Soumendra Padhi, written by Trishant Srivastava, Jamtara, featuring - Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Sparsh Shrivastav, Anshumaan Pushkar, Seema Pahwa among others - Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega - releases on September 23, on Netflix.

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