Sanaya Irani: “The kind of work I want to do is shifting to the web”


Sanaya Irani is playing the lead role in Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Ghost’ (2019) but unlike her contemporaries, she won’t be abandoning other mediums since films were never a goal she had strived towards in her career.

“Everyone thinks that I am moving into films because this is the step and that I am done with Television. But, this actually happened very organically. I was doing TV, I was very happy doing TV, I got offers for films while I was doing TV as well. So, if I had to make the shift, I would have done while I was at my peak on TV. I have been on TV for 10 years and it is no more the same. TV doesn’t have the kind of work I want to do. I realized that it has happened because it is swiftly shifting to the web. The kind of work I want to do is shifting to the web and hence, I took a back seat and then ‘Zindabad’ (2018) came to me where I worked with Vikram Bhatt. I think he loved it, and hence he offered me ‘Ghost’ and it has turned out to be better than my expectations,” Irani told Pinkvilla.

The transition from TV to film took Irani some time, but it wasn’t challenging, “I took 10-15 days to warm up to it. An actor is an actor, you ask me to overdo or underplay it, I can do it. It is just that I was used to a certain kind of work for 10 years, I at least need 10 days to change that style. Vikram told me that I have the most expressive eyes and I don’t need to do much but just keep it subtle. It took me a while to undo what I had done for long.”

‘Ghost’ released on 18th October and is playing in theatres now.

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