Actress Sanjana Sanghi hails from New Delhi and she performs a Bengali girl within the upcoming Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer “Dil Bechara”. Getting into the pores and skin of her Bengali protagonist Kizie Basu, she says, initially appeared like a “tough demand”.
Sanjana recollects director Mukesh Chhabra telling her: “I need you to speak, understand, and participate in Bengali culture, like a Bengali would.”
She added: “(I felt) frustrated with him initially as to how he can place such a tough demand on me.”
The debutante attended workshops and educated at National School of Drama for a few months, seven hours a day. She additionally took primary diction classes in Bengali.
Then there have been performing workshops with Chhabra and superior diction coaching with Sushmita Sur, an NSD graduate and actor.
Sanjana mentioned: “Finally at the end of those six to seven months of rigorous prep work every single day, I’d reached a point where I could comfortably converse and improvise scenes in Bengali with (co-actors) Swastika (Mukherjee) and Shashwata (Chatterjee) da, who play my parents in the film and are veteran Bengali actors themselves. They didn’t know I was from North India and I remember Swastika telling Mukesh, ï¿½Good you picked a Bengali girl to play Kizie. It would have been tough to get that touch otherwise’.
“That was the most important praise I may presumably get on the time,” Sanjana said.
She added: “Being from New Delhi, and rising up right here all my life, moving into Kizie’s Bengali sneakers was one thing I used to be eager on doing most justice to.”
Sanjana shared that she understood why it was important to learn the language.
“When we obtained onto set lastly — I understood why actually studying the language was so essential. I by no means felt misplaced. I at all times understood what my (display screen) mother and father have been discussing in Bengali. I may add to the beats. I may determine for myself what’s proper and what’s not — it was so difficult to attain, however it lastly helped me really feel empowered,” she mentioned.