Actress Supriya Pilgaonkar will play a police commissioner in the show Ishqbaaaz - Pyaar Ki Ek Dhinchaak Kahaani, which also stars Nakuul Mehta and Manjiri Pupala.
"I am very excited to be part of a long-running show like Ishqbaaaz because I get to play a character that I have never played before, that of a police commissioner. I have always loved women in armed forces and the sense of power they exude," Surpriya said in a statement.
"On the show, my character gets to show her human side along with her strong and independent demeanour. As opposed to my previous roles on screen, I will be seen in a completely different light on 'Ishqbaaaz' which was instrumental for me to give a nod to the role in flat half an hour. I hope viewers love my unique avatar on screen and enjoy watching my performance," she added.
The episode featuring her will first air on StarPlus on Thursday.
Supriya, who has also done films and plays, is known for her work in shows like Tu Tu Main Main, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi, Sasural Genda Phool and Nach Baliye.