But how relevant is Naaginn today?
But hang on,
Also how appealing will be the concept of icchadhari Naaginn to even Indian audiences where there are so many icchadhari characters in Indian television already? The trend that was started by Tulsi’s husband in Kyunki… has been replicated by all serials who have turned the husbands into icchadharis.
Moreover, can the Naaginn, used to dance moves centered on epileptic movements of its head cope in this world of gansta hip-hop where dance poses are centered on epileptic gyrations of the ass?
Also, we have to be aware of Maneka Gandhi, who was earlier more concerned with publishing revealing private pictures of Suresh Ram (son of Babu Jagjivan Ram) and Sushma Chaudhury. Now that she is all for animal rights, how will she react to snakes being given such a position of privilege over other animals. She will surely fight for the case of an icchadhari chuchundar (rat); how nasty will it get legally?
Moreover in our current world of Discovery channel, Steve Irwin and Austin Stevens have repeatedly shown that insulting snakes repeatedly is a fairly safe exercise with no chance of generational retributions. So will modern day kids give as much respect to the ire of the icchadhari Naaginn as we gave in the 80s? May be, icchadhari Stingrays would have been a better choice.