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Working with Nawaz is a milestone for me: Sanya Malhotra

Riding high on the success of ‘Badhaai Ho’, B-Town actress Sanya Malhotra is all set for her next ‘Photograph‘ where she’ll be seen alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Interestingly, she considers the film a milestone in her career as it gave her the opportunity to work with her favourite actor Nawaz.

The ‘Pataakha‘ girl says, “I started shooting for ‘Photograph’ right after ‘Dangal‘ so, it’s really special for me.”

“It was my second film, though ‘Patakha’ (by Vishal Bhardwaj) got released after ‘Dangal’. I had really good experience working with Ritesh Batra and Nawaz sir. It was a huge thing for me to work with Nawaz sir because he is my favorite actor,” she added.

Moreover, she goes on to say, “Initially, I was a bit nervous working with him. But then I watched all his interviews to know how he prepares for his roles so that I could chill out working alongside.”

The 26 year old is best known for her portrayal of Babita Kumari in 2016 release ‘Dangal’ with Aamir Khan.

Revealing more about the ‘Manto‘ actor, she said, “When he used to come on the set, he would leave his starry vibes back at home. He was this completely transformed like totally into his character. I got to learn a lot from him.”

The film is based on a struggling street photographer who is constantly pressured to get married by his grandmother.

But he later convinces a shy stranger (played by Sanya) to pose as his fiancee. Then their pairing develops a connection that changes both of them completely.

Written and directed by Ritesh Batrra, the film will be premièred at the Sundance Film Festival, next year.

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