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This is how Anupriya Goenka reinterpreted mythology through Asur 2 | Exclusive

The actor explored the grey shades of every character and more.

This is how Anupriya Goenka reinterpreted mythology through Asur 2 | Exclusive
Anupriya Goenka

Last Updated: 11.58 AM, Jun 11, 2023


The story of the much-awaited web series Asur 2 digs deeper into the darker side of not only human minds but also how it is intertwined with the Hindu mythology of Kali and Kalki.

In the show, the young boy Subh, who eventually became a serial killer as a child, used to dream of becoming an Asur, as he felt he was the reincarnation of the Asur Kali after reading the mythology. He took it as a mission to end the Kali yug by running human lives so that Kalki, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, could appear to end the cycle of four yug.

Asked about how she looks back at the mythology and its relevance in the present time, Anupriya told OTTplay, "Well, even as a child, I read about the Kali and Kalki chapters, and when I revisited them, I understood a lot of things. We read that during the Samudra Manthana, there was a negotiation between Devas and Asuras, and we understood that Devas tricked Asuras when they appeared in different avatars and convinced Asuras to do something. Those nuanced points and perspectives are also coming out here, and I understand that we cannot paint people in black and white. Not every Asur is black, and not every Deva is white. My idea of Asur and Deva has changed, and now I understand that our action should denote something that has nothing to do with which community one comes from, as in whether it is an Asur or Deva community."

In the show, the actress plays the character of Naina Nair, one of the CBI officers and wife of Nikhil, who, along with Dhananjay Rajpoot, is on a mission to catch the brutal serial killer.

The first season of the show was released in 2020, and after a gap of three years, the makers have released the second season of the show, which also stars Barun Sobti, Gaurav Arora, and Amey Wagh, among others, and is streaming on JioCinema.

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