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My character in Illegal (Season 2) juggles professional, personal conflicts, says Neha Sharma

The actress will be seen taking on her former mentor, played by Piyush Mishra, who aspires to be the chief minister.

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The first season of Voot Select’s Illegal ended with the young lawyer Niharika Singh (Neha Sharma) triumphing against her mentor Janardhan Jaitley (Piyush Mishra)]. The battle lines are drawn between them again in the second season but this time Jaitley will be fighting as a politician, harbouring aspirations to be the next chief minister of Delhi. 

Sharing her experience shooting for the second season, Sharma said in a statement, “Portraying Niharika Singh on screen has been a challenging and enjoyable journey for me. She is unafraid to voice her opinions against wrongdoing and is ready to take on even the most powerful forces in her fight against Injustice. Illegal (Season 2) sees her juggle between personal and professional conflicts while striving to bring out the truth to light. Viewers are in for an engaging courtroom thriller and will love the twists and turns of the journey.” 

The new season will see Niharika start her own law firm. 

Mishra said the love and appreciation the first season received had inspired the team to take the storyline forward and present a fiercer showdown between Niharika Singh and Janardhan Jaitley. "The plot of season two is centred around a battle to outsmart the other with circumstances essayed around law, power, and justice. The dramatic turn of events and sublime narrative will keep viewers on the edge of their seats in this courtroom saga,” he said.

Illegal also stars Akshay Oberoi. He plays Janardhan’s son, who once had a past with Niharika. Speaking about his character’s challenges, he said, “The intrusive showdown between Neha and Piyush’s character in the second season of Illegal makes it a must-watch. The viewers gave the show immense love in season one and we are glad to continue the quest to find justice in the upcoming season as well. My character Akshay Jaitley will face a moral dilemma as new situations arise which will see him questioning himself about the real definition of the term Illegal.” 

Also starring Satyadeep Mishra, Tanuj Virwani and Parul Gulati, Illegal (Season 2) will be streamed on Voot Select from 25 November. 

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