Debutant actress Sanjana Sanghi may be making her first film appearance as a leading lady through the much-awaited Dil Bechara, but she is no stranger to the screen. Her journey into movies began way back in 2011 when she shared the screen with Nargis Fakhri as her younger sister, Mandy in the movie Rockstar, which featured Ranbir Kapoor.
Sanjana recently shared through an Instagram post that she was once discovered by Mukesh Chhabra, who is making his directorial debut through Dil Bechara. “At age 13, Mukesh found me performing on stage in my school in Delhi, asked me to ‘audition’ then & there itself, and went on to cast me as ‘Mandy’ in Rockstar,” she said.
Six years later, she appeared on the big screen again with Hindi Medium, in which she played the role of the younger self of Saba Qamar. Commemorating three years of the film, Sanghi revealed that she was a third-year student when she shot for the role.
“Forever grateful for being such a small part of such a beautiful story. I was a 3rd year student in Delhi University when I shot for Hindi Medium, and the thought of just expanding my horizons as a performer by being around such inspirational artists meant the world to me, teaching me that no part as an actor is too big or small. I’m glad I made time away from the academic pressure of writing my thesis in the final year of college, and went ahead and did this. Saved myself from a huge regret I’d have carried with myself forever,” she revealed.
Later that year, Sanjana again appeared in another project – Fukrey Returns, with Katty’s role. The movie starred Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha and Manjot Singh. Moreover, one must have also noticed her in several Close-up, Samsung and Tanishq advertisements. Videos from her popular commercials have gone viral, proving how someone can grow this extensively through hard work and commitment.
As we all know, Sanjana Sanghi will be making her first feature film debut as a leading heroine in Dil Bechara opposite Late actor Sushanth Singh Rajput. The film is an adaptation of famous author John Green’s bestseller, The Fault In Our Stars and is said to make a direct-to-digital release on July 24 at 7.30 pm through Disney+ Hotstar. As a tribute to Sushanth, the film will also be free to stream.