Where Hindi cinema had a short-lived romance with tales of shape-shifting serpents in the ’70s and ’80s, giving us the Reena Roy-fronted Nagin (1974) and Sridevi’s popular Nagina (1986), the television industry continues to be fixated with it.

Surbhi Chandna, who headlines the fifth edition of Ekta Kapoor’s Naagin, says she is familiar only with the 1986 offering fronted by Sridevi.

“The Naagin world is new to me. I have not seen any of the previous seasons of the show. I remember watching Sridevi’s Nagina.””We have been trying to collaborate on an ALTBalaji series for long. After I had wrapped up a successful series, they had offered me several shows, but things did not work out then.”

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