Sanya Malhotra became popular with her debut movie, ‘Dangal’ in which she played the role of wrestler Babita. The movie was inspired by the life and journey of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat.
Since then, Sanya has come a long way in Bollywood and she is now known for her impactful performances in several movies. But did you know, the movie that set her up, her debut, is one of the movies in which Sanya herself is not quite happy with her performance?
For those now aware, ‘Dangal’ released in 2016 and the movie brought a lot of praise for all the actors in it because they all did such a fantastic job. But in 2019, in a conversation with HT, Sanya Malhotra had revealed that she didn’t like her work in that movie.
She said, “I am so self-critical. I beat myself up the moment I do something wrong… So, I don’t give anyone else a chance. I don’t like my work.”
She went on to add, “I didn’t like my work in Dangal, and then in Photograph, I was cribbing. Pataakha (2018) was the only one where I said ‘Okay, theek kiya hai’. Badhaai Ho (2018), I wasn’t happy with my work at all. So, before anyone comes up and tells me this wasn’t right, I know it. I need to stop doing that because I can be very harsh on myself.”
Sanya also elaborated further on her acting journey and shared that she wanted to do everything; all kinds of roles and characters. Speaking about it, she said, “Till now I haven’t figured out what type of characters or films I want to do… After 10-15 films maybe, I’m able to decide what I like or want. But for now, I want to work with everyone and I’m glad I’m working with such amazing directors.” Work wise, Sanya Malhotra will be seen next alongside Rajkummar Rao in ‘HIT: The First Case’, she will also be sharing screen space with King Khan, Shahrukh Khan in Atlee’s ‘Jawan’ and she has also been roped in to star in the Hindi remake of the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie, ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’.