Actor Sanya Malhotra, who has previously starred in films like Dangal, has experienced her fair share of difficulties before finally getting her big Bollywood breakthrough. In a recent post by Humans of Bombay on Instagram, Malhotra shared a little about her journey so far.
As a child, Malhotra was very passionate about dancing. She danced at weddings, competitions, and was also a part of the ‘Choreography Society’ in her college. At some point, she dreamed of realizing her goal of acting through her talent of dance.
“But I thought maybe, I could get to acting through dancing! So I applied for Dance India Dance & got to the top 100. But I got rejected because my backstory wasn’t strong.”, shared Malhotra in the Instagram caption.
Despite the rejection, Malhotra didn’t lose heart. She persevered. “Slowly, I learnt the ropes of the business, got in touch with casting directors & acted in ads. There were still months when I didn’t get a call back, & I worried about my dwindling bank balance. But I kept going & ended up doing 10 ads in a year!”, she shared.
Eventually, she auditioned for Dangal and bagged the role by beating 30 other girls who were also auditioning,
She also spoke about her early days in Mumbai, when she was still struggling and had to live with six other roommates.
Most recently, Sanya Malhotra was seen in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Pataakha, opposite Radhika Madan. The film follows the story of two sisters who share a complicated yet heartwarming relationship with each other. She will also be seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Ritesh Batra’s Photograph.
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