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Nyra Banerjee: I like to play edgy characters

Actress Nyra Banerjee likes to try different projects to test herself, and says she likes to portray edgy characters.

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Actress Nyra Banerjee likes to try different projects to test herself, and says she likes to portray edgy characters.

She will be soon seen in “Helllo Jee”, which is a social thriller web series.

“Genre is very important for me. I always like to do different stuff and different projects to test myself. I always love to do out-of-the-box roles and stories. They give me opportunities to showcase my versatility in acting and my performances. ‘Helllo Jee’, being a social thriller, is a pretty cool thing to work on,” Nyra told IANS.

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“Helllo Jee” is a story of a phone dating operator who is on the run from her past and ends up emancipating struggling women in a quaint place. Nyra’s character will be making a way through the social stigmas set for women by men in the show.

Talking about her character Anusheela Tendulkar who becomes Angelina, a phone dating operator, Nyra shared: “To see how Anusheela becomes Angelina, you will have to watch the show. It all starts with a small incident which impacts her life and turns it upside down. This incident changes her and makes her bold and beautiful.”

So is she open to taking on a web series with bold and intimate content?

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“As long as the concept of the show is not intimate and if those scenes justify the character as to why such scenes are necessary, I am totally fine with that,” said actress, known for TV shows like “Divya Drishti” and “Excuse Me Maadam”.

As an actor, she has always wanted to be a part of the digital space.

“The OTT platform is getting more recognition nowadays. I personally feel like it is my space. I like to do edgy characters, but not erotic,” she said.

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“Helllo Jee” starts streaming from February 1 on ALTBalaji.  –ians/nn/pgh

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