Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Armed with learnings from the first season, Anupriya Goenka is gearing up to reprise her lawyer role in the second instalment of Criminal Justice. Considering the second outing is markedly different from its predecessor, the actor says she went back to the basics to do justice to her character, Nikhat Hussain. "Since we are dealing with a different case in the second season, I spoke to lawyers who have dealt with similar criminal cases in the past. I tried to understand their thought process, how they judge a situation and close the loopholes. It helped me add more nuances to my part," says the actor.
Featuring Kirti Kulhari and Pankaj Tripathi, the Disney+Hotstar show holds a special place in her heart as it has earned her a nod of approval from her family, whom she considers her strongest critics. "My family thought I played the character with earnestness. As a teenager, I've had some experiences in the court, [documenting legal papers for her father's business] and seeing me made them nostalgic."