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Ayesha Kanga on her role in 'Class': A lot of people just loved to hate Yashika | Exclusive

Updated on: 07 February,2024 02:37 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Tuhina Upadhyay |

Ayesha Kanga opened up to about her experience playing the role of 'Yashika' in 'Class'

Ayesha Kanga on her role in 'Class'

When it comes to TV, web series or movies playing the bad guy is like walking on a tightrope. You've got the actor, the character's journey, and how the audience takes it all in. Ayesha Kanga, the one who brought the manipulative and 'attention seeking' Yashika to life in 'Class,' spilled the beans on what it was like to be the villain and the curveball she got from the viewers.

Portraying the role of a 'villain' is no walk in the park; in fact, it's often considered one of the most challenging tasks for an actor. What makes the portrayal of 'villains' intriguing is their complexity – they don't fit neatly into black or white categories. There's a plethora of emotions to navigate, and the true art lies in capturing those emotions while maintaining the essence of a compelling antagonist.  

Ayesha Kanga, in 'Class,' not only embodied the necessary temperament for her role but also delivered a performance that can be genuinely applauded.

Talking about how she got to explore the deeper aspect of her character, Ayesha shared, "You know a lot of people just loved to hate Yashika, which I absolutely loved until almost the last episode where you see a particular scene where she is crying and she is taking these selfies, and I think this is the first time you see a truly human moment, and that was when people got it" 

"But I think you know they had a really cool arc; I think she had a really interesting character development. I think what was different from the Spanish series was that they completely fleshed out her character; so it’s interesting to play the villain. But I don’t like to look at it like that. I think this is the person she had to be, and all you had to do is empathize and figure out why she was like that, and play her honestly." The actress shared, beaming with pride.

We pointed out that it is a true triumph for an actor when the audience appreciates how well a role of the villain has been essayed. Ayesha excitedly shared, "There was informed hate. Do you know what I mean?, Because people were like - 'listen you were so annoying on screen. But we get it, like you did a good job, you did a good job getting us to hate you.' So it was not like real hatred, you know which was cool, like informed hate - that’s awesome, that’s new"

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