Adaa Khan, who made her acting debut in 2009 with the TV serial Palampur Express, has come a long way since then. She became a household name with her turn as the heroic princess Amrit Kaur in the popular serial Amrit Manthan. And, with her serpent avatar in the supernatural show Naagin, Adaa stole everyone’s hearts. The actor, who was recently seen in the music video, Mohabbat Phir Ho Jayegi, which saw her reunite with her Naagin coactor, Arjun Bijlani. Adaa has one more single, Jugni which releases on March 18, in her kitty. In an interaction with Cinema Journal, Adaa opens up about Mohabbat Phir Ho Jayegi, reuniting with Arjun Bijlani, and her love for solo travel. Excerpts:
How was it reuniting with Arjun Bijlani for Mohabbat Phir Ho Jayegi?
The romantic song has beautiful lyrics that will resonate with everyone. Arjun and I pair up in this video just like we did in Naagin. When you settle with one co-artiste and the audience enjoys watching the jodi (couple), it’s easier to show the chemistry on-screen as you get more confident and it flows smoothly. We didn’t feel we were working together again. We took off from where we left. During our Naagin stint, though I was playing a negative character, audiences admired our romance and had started calling us Shesha. Now, they call us Arda. I am happy to receive all the love and blessings.
What about finding love in real life?
I am single. All the love that once was there is over. I’m done being with someone. So, I’m enjoying being single. First, you are not answerable to anyone, you can do whatever you wish to do without asking or informing anyone. Second, you can travel all by yourself. I am a solo traveller I don't need to wait for company. I can make a trip on my terms and conditions. Third, there is no stress — whether that person is loyal or not. I enjoy travelling and my recent solo international trips were exciting and interesting. Once you learn to travel solo, you don’t crave anyone’s company, and that’s the best thing a person can do.
Where have you been travelling?
In 2020, I visited Italy and Europe after completing the shoot for Sitara in 2019. In a span of six months, I travelled between countries like Paris, Barcelona, Dubai, Switzerland and Maldives. I enjoyed paragliding in Mount Titus. I explore the city and its culture, talk to the native people and make friends with them. I don’t really go shopping. I walk through the lanes and try to know more about that area and get its vibe.
Who do you look upto in times of crisis for support?
Thankfully, I have many friends from outside the industry. My closest friends are always there to support me and lend me their shoulders during my rainy days. I also have my father and brother who are always there during my breakdowns.