Asheema Vardaan is on a high after season two of Dev DD. The ALT Balaji series is a contemporary take of the classic Bengali novel Devdas with a massive twist. The show’s Devdas is, in fact, not a Devdas but a Devika.
The series takes on topical issues such as patriarchy and sexism, and aims to break gender stereotypes. The second season also dabbles with the topic of LGBTQ+ rights.
We managed to get hold of Asheema Vardaan for a small chat in our video series Closer to the Stars, and she got candid about how playing the feisty and uninhibited Devika Dharam Dwivedi has influenced her in real life.