Acting, modelling, VJ-ing, you name it and she’s done it. Niki Walia, is not just a fine actor but also her uncanny resemblance with actor Madhuri Dixit-Nene when pointed out, brings a smile to her face.
“I get compared to Madhuri all the time. I take is as a compliment. In fact, I sometimes even get [to hear] that I look better than her,” she laughs. To everyone’s surprise, the two actors met years ago and she shares her experience on discussing this topic with Madhuri herself. “Aeons ago, I was invited for this award ceremony in Delhi for my show Baat Ban Jaye. Madhuri was also invited for Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). It so happened that we took the same flight. She was with her mother and I was with my mom. And four of us started discussing how similar we looked,” Niki recalls.
Niki has made her comeback to the tube after a decade with STAR Plus’ show Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara, where she dons the role of Laila Raichand. “What attracted me to the role is the character. To describe her in one word — she is flaky as a person and by that, I mean she is inconsistent. While one moment she is angry, she would be seen laughing high pitches at the next moment. Also, she is a strong-willed woman like me,” she adds.
Watch Niki Walia as Laila Raichand in Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara Mon-Fri at 10:30 pm only on STAR Plus