Sandeepa made her acting debut in Bollywood in 2010, from the film ‘Isi Life Mein’. The gorgeous actress has been nominated for the Filmfare Award for best Female Debut, Star Screen Award for Most Promising New Comer and Stardust Awards for Superstar Of Tomorrow. Sandeepa also made a cameo in Dabangg 2. She talks to Cinespeaks about her next movie, Firrkie and more.
Q. You have been starred in Ankoosh Bhatt’s film, Firrkie. What attracted you towards this role?
Sandeepa: I play a supermodel in this film. Her name is Shanaya and I haven’t done this kind of a role before. I haven’t done a very glamorous and confident kind of a character, I have always played a girl-next-door type of a character. So, its an absolute shift from everything that I have done.
Q. What attracted you to do this movie?
Sandeepa: What attracted me to do this movie was the fact that the story of the film is amazing. It’s a thriller, so there are a lot of twists and turns in the movie. You keep guessing who could have done what.
Q. How was working with Ankoosh Bhatt for the first time?
Sandeepa: It was great working with him. We’ve got a great set of actors and the entire crew was fantastic, so it was fun shooting.
Q. Any BTS you’d like to share that happened while shooting this movie?
Sandeepa: Well, there’s a lot of stuff that happened. We shot one schedule in London. Spent almost 45 days in London, so we all were away from home. We all used to go out shopping together and keep playing games on the set because we all are into games. Both Neil and Karan are majorly into music so we used to have lot of jam sessions. We used to go out and eat everyday after pack-up, as London has amazing food and good restaurants, so it was all fun.
Q. You have had an education in dance. If you had to choose between dance and acting, what would you opt for?
Sandeepa: Both are very different for me. I am a dancer first and an actor later. I started dancing way before acting. You can’t compare the two, so I love them both. And I haven’t got the opportunity to dance in films as of yet. Firkkie is the first film in which I am actually dancing in. We still have to shoot that song, I’m looking forward to it.
Q. You have done an international musical. How different was your experience working for it than for working for Bollywood movies?
Sandeepa: It was absolutely different. It was the most enchanting experience of my life. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to be a part of international musical. Very rarely such an opportunity comes to an Indian actor. I’m the only Indian actor in the entire production of crew of 100 people. So, it feels extremely special and lucky to be a part of something so huge. We have been doing shows since the past two and a half years, we have done more than 150 shows all across the world. It gives me the opportunity to travel around the world and get paid for it, what else would I have asked for more? So for me, someone who loves to travel, I get to travel and dance and I get paid for it. So, I feel extremely lucky.
Q. Are there any future projects you are currently working on?
Sandeepa: Yeah, there’s a web series that I am doing called The Family, its with Balaji which has Vivek Oberoi in it. Its the biggest web series that Balaji is doing as of now.
INTERVIEWED BY: RUJUTA THETE