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Bodyguard's Nadia Reveals She'd Return For Another Series Under These Conditions

Bodyguard's Nadia Reveals She'd Return For Another Series Under These Conditions

Bodyguard was such a huge success that the brains behind it, Jed Mercurio, has already said there could be another three seasons - but one character is not sure if she'd return to the gripping drama.

Anjili Mohindra, who played Nadia, has admitted she would in fact return to the BBC series, but first she has some rules she'd like to set out for her character.

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"I would return if I was asked, but I don't feel Nadia has any more of a journey to explore," she told RadioTimes.

"If I was asked I would hope there would be an exploration of how Nadia came to be so intent on her very heartless mission - what happened to her to become who she is."

For anyone who is yet to watch the police drama, some spoilers are heading your way...

Nadia was successful in her deadly mission to kill off Home Secretary Julia Montague, in addition to creating a bomb vest that left David Budd's life teetering on the edge of a button, before going on to confess what she had done.

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Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

"I built all the bombs," she proudly told police.

"You all saw me as a poor oppressed Muslim woman. I am an engineer. I am a jihadi."

Bodyguard was met with huge success following its release on the BBC, however there was backlash after the series was accused of portraying Muslim women in a stereotypical and negative light.

Despite this, Anjili defended the programme and revealed that she herself had been penalised for being a Muslim woman in the showbiz industry.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

"I was encouraged to put 'White' as my ethnicity on Spotlight, the acting database, because it was the only way to get in the casting room for parts to which I felt closest; your average British Adolescent," she told Stylist.

"Once I clocked the end game, I thought to myself 'this feels closer to the truth'. These terror groups are funded, organised, even - however inadvertently - radicalised by people of power in the West.

"Being constantly excluded, alienated and persecuted can push people to extremes. Anyone (Muslim or otherwise) can be driven to inhumane actions if they're constantly vilified and dehumanised."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, BBC, TV News, Bodyguard, TV Entertainment

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

 

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