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Sonali Bendre on her acting career: I’ve learnt on the job, which today I would never get a job

The actor is gearing up for her OTT debut, The Broken News on ZEE5.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 03.14 AM, May 15, 2022

Sonali Bendre on her acting career: I’ve learnt on the job, which today I would never get a job
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Sonali Bendre, who has been in several successful films and songs, recently spoke up about shooting the classic Humma Humma for Mani Ratnam's 1995 film Bombay, which starred Arvind Swami and Manisha Koirala.

During an interaction with Mid Day, the actor shared that when she looks back on it, she wishes she had enjoyed the process a lot more. Sonali revealed that they shot the song in one take, and it's all sliced up in the cut when one watches it. The actor also wondered, "Why did they work so hard for it?" They were only able to execute that kind of edit because they shot it in a specific way. All of these songs and events have taught me something.

Sonali further shared that she is not a skilled actor, she has never done theatre, and she is not a dancer. The actor learned on the job, and without it, she would not have a job today. They were more forgiving at the time, and Sonali was able to get away with it. She doubts she will be able to get away today.

When the Sarfarosh actor started modelling, it was the moment when ad films started conveying mini-stories. It was just the appearance and movement before that. Because she was getting acting parts, she was doing a lot of work in advertising. Sonali was a little nervous about doing ramp since she had heard so much about it and was intimidated by all that goes on in live shows.

Meanwhile, Sonali is all set to make her OTT debut with a ZEE5 original show titled The Broken News. It is a remake of the iconic British television series Press, created by award-winning director Vinay Waikul and starring Jaideep Ahlawat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Indraneil Sengupta, Taaruk Raina, Aakash Khurana, and Kiran Kumar, among others. 

The show's premise revolves around two rival news networks situated in Mumbai: Awaaz Bharati, an independent, ethical news channel; and Josh 24/7 News, which promotes sensationalist and invasive journalism, as well as the interactions between the main characters in their pursuit of news.