I had no friends in Mumbai, didn't earn a single penny: Nia Sharma on being jobless for 9 months after the wrap of Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai


Nia Sharma started her acting career in 2010 with the TV show Kaali - Ek Agnipariksha. She went on to feature in Behenein but she shot to fame with Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. The actress played the role of Manvi and was loved by all. Since then, Nia hasn't looked back. She believed back-to-back hits like Jamai Raja, Ishq Mein Marjawan and Naagin 4. She even participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi. While Nia has had quite a busy schedule in the last few years, the actress went on to reveal that there was a time when she had no work for 9 months. In an interview, she said after  Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai ended, she had nothing to do till she got Jamai Raja.  

Nia shared that she didn't earn a single penny and utilised the time to work on herself. "When I came to this industry, I was all by myself. I was fresh from Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, which was the show that made me. Uske baad poora ek saal ka gap that. So after Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai till Jamai Raja, there was a nine-month gap. I was all alone in Mumbai. I had no friends because obviously, I was new. I stayed in my shell. I worked on myself, I started learning belly dancing. Woh jo 9 mahine guzar gaye and I realised ki koi kaam nahi tha, kuch nahi tha, not a single penny I had earned, no friends… I think woh ek period tha jo mujhe dobara nahi jeena tha," she told.  

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Nia was recently seen as a guest on Bigg Boss OTT. The actress recreated the retro song Do Ghoont in a recently released music video. 

(Source: Siddharth Kannan interview)