Shoojit Sircar’s film October starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu are getting all the good response it deserves. The film is a simple love story of Dan and Shiuli and Banita plays the female lead in the movie.
This happens to be her debut movie and in a recent interview, Banita shared some really interesting things about her experience of working with Varun Dhawan, Bollywood and the movie October.
On her character Shiuli, Banita said, “Shiuli is so grounded and stable. There were times when Shoojit sir asked me to calm down. She was everything good that I wasn’t. Playing Shiuli, I became a better person. There are so many layers to her and she’s a pure soul.” She further added, “I was trying hard to understand her world. I was at a point in my life where I was 19 and grappling with some teenage angst. I was ridden with anxiety, to be honest with you, but Shoojit sir made me calm.”
On sharing the screen space with Varun Dhawan and how he has been on the sets, the actress revealed, “Varun went out of his way to be helpful and always checked if I was OK. He’s such a good person and he has such immense talent that’s untapped. He constantly gave me advice on how the industry works.” She also said that she wasn’t aware of Varun Dhawan. Although she is a movie buff and grew up watching Shah Rukh Khan’s film. The debutant actress says, “My mom watched a lot of movies which had SRK and Aishwarya Rai. My idea of Bollywood is her generation. I didn’t know about Varun Dhawan and other stars.”
She also shared an interesting fact about her knowledge of Bollywood and how much she knew Varun Dhawan before meeting him, here’s what she said, “I wanted to be an actress at a very young age. I studied in London that’s why. I never thought I would be able to work in Hindi cinema. I said yes to this film because of a great team and great man helming the project.”
Now that’s an interesting revelation. Well, Banita is surely surprising us with her acting from the first film itself. Her performance truly won hearts. What do you guys think of her? Let us know in the comments section