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Exclusive! Sayani Gupta: I am the biggest changemaker in my life

The Four More Shots Please! actress won the ‘Most Promising Star of the Year’ title at the OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023

Exclusive! Sayani Gupta: I am the biggest changemaker in my life
The actress was recently honoured at the OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023 ceremony

Last Updated: 10.39 AM, Apr 04, 2023


Known for her acting prowess and unconventional looks, Sayani Gupta has made a mark in films and series like Margarita with a Straw, Parched, Baar Baar Dekho, Jolly LLB 2, Article 15, Pagglait, Axone, Four More Shots Please!, Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga and most recently Zwigato. In recognition of her genre-bending performances, Sayani was named the ‘Most Promising Star of the Year’ in the first edition of the OTTplay Changemakers Awards. Held in Mumbai recently, the award aimed to honour and celebrate the groundbreakers and trendsetters of the entertainment industry. 

When asked what this award means to her, Sayani said, “It’s very special, more so because I received it from Ashwath Bhatt, who was my teacher at FTII, while my friend and classmate Bhuvan Arora was sitting right in front. And then, there was Prosenjit Chatterjee, who has always been very sweet. I have grown up watching all his performances. It meant a lot to be honoured amid all the amazing people present at the ceremony.”  

So, who is the real change maker in Sayani’s life? “I think me, myself; the universe and me. I think we have been in tandem. Touchwood. And the universe has been kind and yeah, I think all the change that you need to make in your life can only come from within you. And call it strength or vulnerability, it can only come from within. So, I am trying my best to do it.”

In Nandita Das’ latest directorial Zwigato, Sayani was seen alongside Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami. The actress has also reprised her role in the latest season of Four More Shots Please!. In the Nupur Asthana-directed Amazon Prime Video series, Sayani has acted with Bani J, Kirti Kulhari and Maanvi Gagroo.

Transcribed and edited by Reema Gowalla

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