Sanjana Sanghi on bonding with Sushant Singh Rajput
The actress shared some 'Dil Bechara' memories.
Actress Sanjana Sanghi bonded with late Sushant Singh Rajput over food and academics while shooting for Dil Bechara, and says she still has the "kindest note about what the colliding of academia and cinema means", which she received from Sushant.
Sanjana will be making her Bollywood debut opposite Sushant in the film, casting director-turned-filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra's directorial debut.
Looking back at the first meeting over a script reading session, Sanjana said: "We both, nerds, had read the script down to its last word respectively, and both our copies looked like they were tattered old novels that had aged over years, with post-it marks, and added notes - the works. I was a bundle of nerves. Mukesh asked me to just relax, and we all jumped right in."
Sanjana revealed how food was a huge mutual topic of love for them, in addition to academia.
"Mukesh, him and I -- all helpless foodies. We ordered a lavish spread. Looked at the dining table, yet we decided to take to the floor, spread our meal on a mat, and started gorging. He mocked me for how much food I could eat, but the food was a huge mutual love for us in addition to academia," she said.
The actress added: "This lunch, most oddly, was marked with my father sending me a text saying we got a letter home telling us I had become a Gold Medalist at Delhi University. Sushant, Mukesh and the whole team were ecstatic to hear this news too - and what followed was champagne (that we never got the chance to open and celebrate with) and the kindest note from him about what the colliding of academia and cinema means even to him and the value it holds, which I still have tucked firmly in my drawer."
Dil Bechara will premiere on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar on July 24.
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Oye? I need to laugh till my stomach hurts at all your bad jokes. I need to compete with you on who can eat more ham & cheese omelettes and drink more chai. Fight with you over who's script looks more tattered and worn out because we worked on it endlessly. Try to keep up with your electric pace every time you said, "Chal na, thoda dance karte hain!" in the middle of a tough scene. And argue with you over what we feel about Yuval Noah Harrari & Freud's books. UGH!!!!
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