Over the weekend, it was everywhere in the news that filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has signed ‘Dangal’ (2016) fame Sanya Malhotra and popular television actress Radhika Madan for his next directorial venture, titled ‘Chhuriyaan’. Now, the acclaimed director has himself confirmed the news that he is indeed working with the two newcomers. Talking to a leading daily, Bhardwaj said that he is looking forward to directing Malhotra and Madan in his next film after ‘Rangoon’ (2017).
“The film is divided into two parts – the girls before their marriage and how their lives change after they tie the knot. Usually, actors give directors a commitment, but when push comes to shove they get cold feet. But that doesn’t happen with newcomers who are ready for anything. I am looking forward to directing Sanya and Radhika because I can mould them according to my will, change their look and create something fresh,” he said.
If a source is to be believed, Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan will have to put on 1-12 Kgs weight to get into the skin of their characters. Not just gaining weight, learning how to milk buffalos, plastering walls with dung and holding pitchers full of water and then walking while keeping them on their heads are also a part of their preparation.
‘Chhuriyaan’ marks the Hindi film debut of TV actress Madan. For Sanya, it will be her fourth Bollywood project after ‘Dangal’, ‘Badhaai Ho’ and an upcoming untitled film with Aditya Roy Kapur.