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Actor- Writer Sukhmani Sadana impresses Bollywood actors at IIFA

Sukhmani who was seen in the web series Sacred Games and has worked as a writer on Bollywood films like 1920 London, impressed Bollywood actors at the IIFA awards Green carpet, held recently in Mumbai. Sukhmani who started her career as an advertisement copywriter, later acted in the famous Yash Raj TV show Khotey Sikkey- now steaming on Netflix. In spite of looking elegant and mesmerizing, her anchoring skills took center stage, so much so that the Bollywood star Salman Khan complimented her on her chirpy and bubbly nature. Actress Sara Ali Khan appreciated how Sukhmani was fun to interact with and was a treat on the Green carpet.

Sukhmani said, “I’ve always enjoyed acting as well as writing but Anchoring was something that just happened to me. I can talk all day long (ask my friends and family – they’re fed up of my never ending stories) she laughs and because I’m also a writer by profession, therefore brands and clients find my personality a perfect blend to represent them and Anchor for them. Getting to interact with celebrities on the carpet is something that I find easy and enjoyable. I’m in the midst of this Bollywood industry and I also happen to know most of the actors personally so that helps me to keep our chats casual, candid and fun. Salman Khan, Ranveer singh, Vicky Kaushal, Madhuri Dixit, Sara Ali Khan were all adorable but it makes me elated to know they feel the same for me, she blushes. Hash tag- Mutual admiration club!

I am happy that I have a mentor in Anurag Kashyap : Sukhmani Sadana

When you have a mentor in ace director Anurag Kashyap, you should thank your lucky stars. And that’s what Kashyap’s latest film heroine Sukhmani Sadana is doing these days. The actress who started off as a writer and model, working in TV shows like Khote Sikey, worked with Abhishek Bachchan in Kashyap’s Manmarziyan. She enacts the role of Lovely, a sweet, homely dentist, who Abhishek’s mother wants him to marry.

While this has a very sweet role Sukhmani had been offered, the actress is happy that she has found a mentor in Kashyap. Apparently, Anurag had casted her in the web series Sacred Games, where Sukhmani was part of the cast that included Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She says, “Kashyap sir had seen my work in the film and he found me appropriate for this role in Manmarziyan. It’s a small role but I enjoyed being part of the film. I feel that it is a delight to work in his films as the characters and roles in his films are very well-written and edgy. They have a definite role to play and I am not just someone in the film.” Sukhmani was portrayed as the ‘ideal’ marriage material girl any boy would want to marry and any parents would want as their daughter-in-law.

The actress, who was in Sacred Games, feels that the digital world has opened up doors for Bollywood actors who do not have Godfathers in the industry. “Many actors do not want to be part of saas-bahu type shows and therefore when Sacred Games was offered, I was very happy.”

Apart from films and web series, Sukhmani is also a writer and is currently penning a feature film and a web series. She is also about to start acting in a web series soon. She says, “I like writing because the target audience for films and web series is progressive. It reaches to the right people.”

The actress has also worked on the scripts of Bollywood films like Creature, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum and 1920 London. On a parting note she tells us that she wants to keep working. She says, “As an actor or writer, I just wish to keep getting really great work. I always keep telling everyone that it hardly matters if you are doing small projects or big projects. You should not get out of practice.”