Sanya Malhotra, best-known for her portrayal of the role of Babita Kumari in Dangal, is steadily making her way into Bollywood. Now, talk in the B-Town is that she is on the cards with Oscar-winning producer Guneet Monga.
"We are doing a Hindi film. It's a film with Sanya Malhotra. It's a coming of age story of a young girl in a small town," Monga told IANS on the sidelines of a screening of "Period. End of Sentence." organised by Netflix at The American Centre in New Delhi.
Delhi, India’s capital is a common influence in both of Monga and Sanya’s life. Monga is more than just excited to join her creative forces with the talented actress, Sanya Malhotra and see how it all pans out.
In the professional front, Sanya has been well appreciated for her roles in movies like Dangal, Patakhaa, Badhai Hoo and Photograph. At the same time, Monga is all set to step into the foray of regional cinema. She has already advanced ahead with Tamil film “Soorarai Pottru”, featuring superstar Suriya and being directed by Sudha Kongara.
Guneet Monga, who leads Sikhya Entertainment, had a childlike excitement speaking of the Tamil project. "It is incredible to work with Suriya, Rajsekar Karpoorasundarapandian and Sudha. And it's great that I am working with another woman director (after collaborating with Rayka Zehtabchi for Period...). It is a different experience not only because I don't understand the language, but also because everyone is really happy and respectful," he said.
She added how she loves going to the sets and how they all speak in English, and she doesn't understand the dialogues. She remarked on how they all understood the language of cinema.
Malayalam and Gujarati films may also be on the anvil for Guneet. She went on to add that "It's a vision we are putting out in the universe and saying 'one at a time'," she said, adding that something may also be in development in the web space.
For Monga, the fact that "Period. End of Sentence." released on streaming platform Netflix, was quite a game-changer. Now Let`s see if her collaboration with Sansa proves to be as brilliant as her previous documentary. For further updates, stay tuned.