Dangal actor Sanya Malhotra on Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Working with him was a dream come true


It has completely changed my life.”
While she is yet to begin the journey of Badhai Ho with Ayushmann, she has wrapped up the shooting of Nawazuddin starrer Photograph. Starring opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya will start filming for this one in January 2018. “Never done wrestling before Dangal. After that first day of our audition, we felt every muscle in our body, it was paining, sore and bad,” recalls Sanya. “I did not have any assumptions about Bollywood. The film follows the impact of a certain news on a family and how the members deal with it in their own way. Industry welcomed us with open arms.”
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd After Dangal, a lot of scripts came my way but this one just touched me. Sanya’s third feature film Badhaai Ho is a coming-of-age story. Not only him but Ritesh Batra, the director too. On having any assumptions about Bollywood before entering movies? At an event in Delhi, Sanya exclusively spoke to indianexpress.com and shared her experience of working with the Monsoon Shootout actor, “I am so lucky that I am getting to work with an actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui. I was always very excited about the industry, film, music and dance. That is the time we realised that it is not something we have ever done before. Top News
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The film, which is being directed by Ritesh Batra of The Lunchbox fame will see Nawazuddin playing a photographer while Sanya’s character is still under wraps. “Aparshakti is a brother to me, cannot say the same thing for Ayushmann (giggles). It was really exciting. The actor said she feels blessed to be getting the opportunity to share the screen space with such stellar actors, “I am grateful that I am working with such wonderful actors. The actor has already shared screen space with Aparshakti Khurrana in Dangal. We were auditioning for Dangal, after three weeks of acting workshop, we were told we would have to wrestle now. I remember, after first day of weight training programme, we were dead. 2017-12-10T13:46:47+00:00″>
Updated: December 10, 2017 1:46 pm

Photograph marks second feature film of Sanya Malhotra. So, whatever I had thought about the industry, after Dangal the kind of response we got, I felt overwhelmed. I was like ‘I have to do this’. We are close. It will be directed by Amit Sharma, who earlier directed Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Tevar in 2015. I was just fascinated with the whole Bollywood thing. The Khurrana brothers are very energetic, happy, positive and I am grateful that I’m working with such wonderful actors.”
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