We all remember the wonderful tale of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga is a fantasy series based on the Arabian Nights character Aladdin who falls in love with Princess Yasmine. His life changes after he finds a magical lamp with a genie inside. The shows features Siddharth Nigam as Aladdin and actress Ashi Singh as Yasmine. Yes, you read it right, Ashi has been cast into the role and has replaced Avneet Kaur as the Shehzadi turned Sultana.
Ashi Singh, who is currently playing Yasmine in Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga, recently spoke to ETimes . Speaking to them, Ashi said that she decided to take up this show after a lot of self-thought. She also opened up about stepping into Yasmine’s shoes and replacing Avneet Kaur.
Ashi Singh revealed that she thought she would receive a lot of negative comments on social media but thankfully she didn’t have to face such a moment. She also said that she took some time to get comfortable in Yasmine’s look.
Talking about being a part of Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga Ashi Singh said, “It has been very good and fantastic. Initially, I did not expect that but it has been quite beautiful. I am having a great time shooting. I am having a lot of fun doing the show as I am getting to learn a new thing every day, this new character, for me everything is new. Though, I understand that this show has been on-air since the last 2 years and people have been watching it but for me it is a new show and newness is always beautiful. It is a nice feeling”
On replacing Avneet Kaur, Ashi Singh expected a lot of negative feedback. Talking about it she said, “I had actually expected a lot of negative feedback and comments because obviously I am replacing someone and I have seen in the past also the audience do not accept someone so easily. I am getting that negative feedback, the negative comments from fan pages, but not that much as I expected. There are a lot of people who are telling me that I am doing good. Only two episodes have gone on-air until now and there are a few who are already liking me. So, it is a great feeling that people have already started liking me after just watching two episodes and they are liking me as Yasmine. I am happy with the response and I hope people who are not able to accept me as Yasmine also start loving me soon.”
Talking about being compared to Avneet Kaur, Ashi Singh adds, “People are comparing but I was already prepared for it, so it is not affecting me that much. Had I not been prepared for the comparisons then there would have been a problem. I would have felt bad. I totally understand how the fans feel because as a kid when I followed a lot of shows and if I loved someone even I did not like another actor replacing my favourite at that time you don’t like seeing someone else’s face. I do understand their feelings as well, comparisons do happen and I try to ignore them as much as I can. I just focus on enhancing my craft, my work so that people don’t get any opportunity to talk negative about my acting.”
Avneet Kaur recently made headline for clearing her 12th Board Examination with flying colours. She secured 74% in the examination.