Colors TV’s new show Nima Denzongpa, highlights the everyday struggles and prejudices faced by the north-eastern citizens through Nima’s endearing story played by Surabhi Das.
Hailing from Sikkim, Nima is a young and simple girl from a middle-class family who moves to Mumbai with the love of life, Suresh who works as a spotboy for a filmstar. But rather than turning out to be the most beautiful phase of her life, it only brings new challenges for her Essaying the character of Nima will be debutant Surabhi Das.
Talking about the same, Surabhi says, “The show will definitely highlight the prejudices faced by the north-eastern community. How they are called names. How they are looked down upon and how people comment on their looks and eyes. Especially commenting on their titles…So this show will showcase what north-eastern people face in other states of India.”
Surabhi, who is from Assam, states that she has been subjected to name calling.
“I too have faced these types of names and comments. I was called Chinki by my friends. I could not shout at them but I told them ‘that this is a crime and that you should not be calling people from the northeast by these names’. I have faced racism.”