In an exclusive interview with WomenShine Magazine, we delve into the remarkable journey of Sanya Thakur, a rising star in the entertainment industry who came. From her early theatre experiences to her Bollywood roles, Sanya shares her insights, struggles, and triumphs, offering a glimpse into the world of a talented and determined artist.
1. Can you tell us about your journey in the entertainment industry, from your early theatre experiences to your Bollywood roles?
I’m delighted to be a part of the entertainment industry. The journey was not smooth but I loved the struggle! In theatre, I loved the work from backstage to the front, which meant doing my makeup, hair, costumes and brooming too. I enjoyed the fact that you’ll not get an extra retake for your performance, it has to be perfect and that made me a confident Actor today. In Bollywood, I have done very few roles so far but the experience is ravishing because it is almost with all the stars in the industry.
2. You’ve worked on various projects, including films, TV commercials, and music videos. How do you choose the roles or tasks?
At the start you don’t need to choose them, they choose you and it’s a fact. So starting in my work I used to do all the things that used to come up..but now I’m a bit choosey about my roles and I want it to be relevant on screen. In films I really wanna know every bit about what I am doing, why I’m doing it, how and many questions but in ads I really want whatever they wanna do I’m OK with it, is just that I’m concerned about the project that has to be good that’s it.
3. Your background includes being a trained Kathak dancer and having skills in sports, yoga, and riding. How have these extra skills influenced your performances in different roles?
It creates an extra zeal on screen if you’re trained in something. So dancing, yoga or riding I love doing all these. So when a character comes up I need not literally learn because I already knew and it makes my job look more professional and I can focus on the performance.
4. Your recent film “Spy” is available on Amazon. Could you share your experience working on this project?
Since this is the first commercial film in which I have done a full-length role and it amazes the audience I loved it. Firstly I was really concerned about how I would manage to look like a raw agent on-screen cos in real life I’m really a sweet person and this girl from Spy is not at all sweet, she’s just rude and fantastic at her skills. So I loved every bit of performing it because the audience loved my presence. I didn’t expect that at my entry seen audience would whistle and I was just in awe watching the reaction, It was overwhelming and made me emotional too..
5. You’ve mentioned working with well-known artists like Karthi and Meet Bros. How do you navigate collaborations with creative individuals and teams?
I have worked with Vijay Devrakonda mot Karthi, but Karthi is also a great actor and Vijay is the sweetest person I met. means he’s so humble as a co-actor, he makes you feel comfortable, he asks you and creates a great working space. About Meet Bros they’re boss in music, it was fun working with them. Great time. Everyone has their own aura and vibe, I just like to work with everyone cos they are more experienced, skilled and obviously the best people in the industry. I loved working with different kinds of people because at the end of the shoot, you will learn all together a new thing, and vibe with so much diversity cos I work in all kinds of ads Hindi, Tamil and Telugu so it’s amazing.
6. How do you handle both the positive and negative aspects of being in the public eye?
Talking frankly in Mumbai hardly people recognise me but in Telangana and Andhra they love me and I love to be loved! It’s great I think if you choose to be in such kind of industry you need to be prepared for all the perspectives. The positive is people love you and they wanna talk, click a picture, and give gifts and I love that but the same thing goes on and people start chasing you and waiting downstairs at the hotel till midnight is crazy and sometimes it’s more than that but I think it’s part of the job and I love my fans!
7. Looking forward, what are your aspirations and goals as an artist?
My aspirations are very diversified like i love people who made a mark in the world without any backhand or background, people like Shahrukh Khan, Ronaldo, Zakhir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and people who make their home like our moms and everyone who makes a successful person our farmer’s. These people are my aspirations and they make me think about a better world, a better job, more struggles and if they can do so much for our country and family, why I can’t do it.. and goal as an artist is just to make another example like Shahrukh Khan, a middle-class girl, comes from a small town like Muzaffarpur in Bihar and makes big in industry so that many people like me can do it.
To set an example for people who have nothing not even a better city to think of anything and suddenly they see someone who has the same background and despite being in any circumstances they’re at a better place and successful, That’s it.
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