Pagglait released on Netflix and Kathal will also release on the OTT platform
Last Updated: 06.24 PM, May 04, 2023
Sanya Malhotra was offered Guneet Monga’s Kathal right after she finished Pagglait. The actress plays a female cop in the film. She revealed how she prepped for the movie.
At the trailer launch of the film, she said that playing a cop was her number one in the wishlist. “I’m very lucky to get this opportunity. I fell in love with the film in totality,” she said.
Sanya revealed that Guneet gave her a one-liner right after Pagglait. “Within a few months, she called me and said that she wants me to listen to the one-liner on Zoom call,” she started revealing and then shared that she was extremely excited and thus, she couldn’t wait to hear this one out too.
“We had a call with Gaurav, where she gave me the one-liner and I fell in love with it. Then I heard the story,” the actress added.
Sanya called her role challenging because she hadn’t met cops before that. She then did meet a female cop and understood what their lives are like.
“I had to experience that they are beyond the uniform we see and get scared of. I remember we were prepping and went to a female cop’s office. We sat in one corner and saw how she works. She was solving the cases as well as her house cases. In case her child did not eat anything, she got a call and solved that. To see that as a reality and see her real side, was new,” she said.
Sanya pointed out how Bollywood hasn’t tapped into that side of a cop. “We see violence and dominance. This is a very real story,” she shared.
Kathal also stars Rajpal Yadav and Vijay Raaz in pivotal roles. The movie is scheduled to release on Netflix on May 19.