Actor-writer Sukhmani Sadana seems to be on a roll. After acting in a series of exciting projects like The Broken News, Apharan, Dil Bekaraar and Udan Patolas, and an exemplary writing work in screenplay and dialogues for R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, the multi-talented artiste is back with Diljit Dosanjh’s Jogi. The Netflix original that premieres on September 16 is a story of Jogi set in 1984, and revolves around friendship, courage and brotherhood amid the times of widespread communal tension in the country.
Jogi directed by Ali Abbas Zafar also stars Kumud Mishra, Amyra Dastur, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and Hiten Tejwani in pivotal roles. Sukhmani Sadana took the reins of writing the screenplay and dialogues for this gripping historical drama.
Speaking about her experience, Sukhmani Sadana says, “Jogi is a story of an incident in our history which is not known to many. So I feel very privileged to be a part of the team comprising of stalwarts like Ali Abbas Zafar, Dilji Dosanjh and others. It was a challenging yet an enriching experience writing for the film that is a subject very different from Rocketry.”
Sukhmani Sadana has also written films for Kunal Kohli, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Endemol, Balaji, Netflix. She won an award for ‘Best Actress’ in Digital Awards 2017 for her web series Love Bytes on Sony Liv. Sukhmani has been part of films like Manmarziyaan, web series like Sacred Games, Khotey Sikkey, Love Bytes, Tandav, Udan Patolas, Apharan 2 on Zee 5 and Alt Balaji.
Sukhmani Sadana impressed the audience once again with her brand new avatar in Apharan 2. Udan Patolas is an adaptation of Israeli show Honey Badgers. It revolves around four Punjabi girls – Amarinder Gill, Noorpreet Dhillon, Punni Chandok and Lovely Singh Chabbra. The Broken News is an adaptation of the popular 2018 British series Press. Directed by Vinay Waikul, the show follows the story of two rival Mumbai-based news channels