New Delhi: Actor Sanya Malhotra has said acting and dance are two of her passions. So Sanya Malhotra she is looking forward to a project where she can have the best of both worlds. The Delhi-born actor made her debut in the Hindi film industry with the 2016 sports drama Dangal. Sanya said she is a trained dancer in contemporary and ballet dance forms. Before films, Sanya, 28, also participated in the popular dance reality show Dance India Dance.
“I’m eagerly waiting for a script where I can act and dance at the same time. These two things are very close to my heart. I’m 100 per cent sure, one day I’ll find a perfect script where I can dance and act,” Sanya said Wednesday.
The actor is also credited as choreographer for song ‘Sexy Baliye’ from he 2017 film Secret Superstar, starring Zaira Wasim. The movie was produced by her Dangal co-star Aamir Khan.
Sanya was recently seen in Shakuntala Devi, in which she played Anupama Banerji, daughter to Vidya Balan’s titular math genius. The film is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Dangal, was inspired by true events. In the film Sanya and Fatima Sana Shaikh played international wrestlers Babita and Geeta Phogat, respectively.
Sanya was asked to draw parallels between the two films Dangal and Shakuntala Devi. In both movies she portrayed real-life characters. Sanya however said the two movies are thematically different.
“We do tend to change a lot of things in a biopic. There are also those films that are inspired by the personalities as opposed to being a biopic. But Shakuntala Devi is a complete biopic,” Sanya pointed out.
‘Dangal was inspired by true events. We were never trying to be Babita and Geeta Phogat. We never met them when we were prepping or shooting for the film. So we had some sort of freedom to bring our own element into the character that we were playing,” the actor pointed out.
Sanya will next be seen in Anurag Basu’s dark anthology comedy Ludo, which is slated to be released on ‘Netflix’. She will also star in Pagglait, a comedy drama produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Sikhya Entertainment.