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Television actor Shagufta Ali back on sets, to act in Avinash Dhyani’s romantic film Sumeru

The actor plays a small but a significant role in the Hindi romantic film which is expected to release on October 1.

Hia Datta
Aug 17, 2021
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Television actor Shagufta Ali who has been struggling with financial difficulties due to poor health and no work, has bagged a role in a romantic film Sumeru helmed by Avinash Dhyani. She has already completed two days of the shoot for the film. Hopefully, this would resolve her financial issues and help her bag more roles in the industry.

The actor, who is known for her roles in TV serials like Punar Vivah, Sasural Simar Ka, Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera, and Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, told Etimes that she got the offer from her friend Avinash Dhyani, for a role in his upcoming film Sumeru. Although it is a small role in terms of screentime, she said that it is an important role.


Sumeru will be the third directorial of Avinash Dhyani after his 2019 film 72 Hours: Martyr who never died and 2020 film Saumya Ganesh.

The Hindi romantic film will star Dhyani, who has also penned the screenplay, alongside Sanskriti Bhatt. The film marks their second project after Saumya Ganesh. The cast also features Suruchi Saklani, Abhishek Maindola, Prashil Rawat, Satish Sharma, Jeet Maila Gurung, Arvind Panwar and Madhavendra Singh Rawat. The film is about two youngsters Bhanvar played by Dhyani and Savi played by Sanskriti, and how they cross each other’s paths. Bhanvar is a young man who is on a relentless lookout for his father who died in an avalanche while Savi, born in a rich family, travels to Harsil to marry her fiancé. Sumeru will hit the big screens on October 1.

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