Sonalli Segal has completed 10 years in the show. The debutants like to play safely but he started his career playing a character with a gray shadow in Pyaar Ka Punchnama (PKP, 2011). In the last decade he has always gone for something different. And although not all of his choices may be fruitful, he stands by them. She was a model before coming to the movies and is still seen in many commercials. She started by saying, “I always wanted to be a part of Miss India. I didn’t lean towards acting but I was sure I wanted to be a model. The acting did not impress me. After taking part in the competition, the filmmakers noticed him and signed his first film in 2010. “My friends always said I would go to Bollywood. Maybe I felt it too deeply but never took it seriously. I thought about it when I started getting offers, ”he reveals.
He still remembers his audition for PKP. She was one of the last girls to audition for the film and thought she would not get the film. They had two rounds of auditions and he thinks he read his part in front of director Love Ranjan. “I auditioned twice on the same day. One was a solo reading and the other I was reading with Rayo S. Bakhirta, who later starred opposite me. Suddenly, they were discussing money with me and I thought it was happening too fast. He first called his mother because she was not sure what to do. His mother told him to just believe in himself and go with the flow. Sonalli did just that and it proved to be the best decision of her life, as the film proved to be a sleeping hit.
Five more new actors including PKP Sonalli, Karthik Aryan, Nusrat Bharuchcha, Divyendu Sharma, Rayo Bakhirta and Ish Shita Raj Sharma. They all do a whole month of workshops and get to know each other. Sonalli shared that even when one of them had not had a scene in a day, all six would be there to see what would happen on set. “My first six days were not canned. I will have this nervous strength in the hope that today I will have a shoot. Eventually, one day I didn’t get enough sleep so I was hoping it wouldn’t be my first shot and that was the day I was called for my first scene.
Although the film did well in 2011, it received rave reviews for its abusive content. Talking about how it would be different if it was released today, Sonalli said, “It could have done better, at least for the actors. I think it would have gotten better marks. After PKP, none of us did anything until PKP2. Karthik and Nusrat did Akashvani but nothing else. I think if it was released today when the content king and the actors noticed that no one was a girl or a boy, we would have benefited more. As a response to the content, I don’t think it would have worked badly today. People know it’s a comedy and an exaggerated version of reality. I really think it could have done better. ”
My friends always said I would go to Bollywood. Maybe I felt it too deeply but never took it seriously I wanted to break the notion that models can’t work. Many of us had to face that superstition, right from Deepika Padukone to Anushka Sharma, first they all faced PKP and after its sequel, Sonalli Sonu did a cameo in Titu Ki Sweet and starred in films like Hi Jack, Joy Mummy The. Sonalli was not afraid to be stereotyped in the beginning because as a young actor she is not afraid of anything, the fear comes later “I wanted to break the notion that models can’t work. Many of us had to face that superstition, right from Deepika Padukone to Anushka Sharma, initially they all faced it. So yes, I was stereotyped. ”
Trying to break the stereotype, Sonalli rejected Hate Story so that she could reshape her career and play a new character. “It was a very tempting offer. But I knew I had to move on. I knew that if I did, I would be less likely to do anything different.” Played the role of a pilot.Un unfortunately, these films did not do good business but he got a chance to show his versatility.
He will later be seen in Bundi Rai where actors like Rajesh Sharma, Himanshu Kohli and Ravi Kishan are his co-stars. The film is based in Uttarakhand and will be shot in Shikesh and Dehradun. She plays a small town girl in the film and she plans to visit those places to adapt herself to her role. He is disappointed that many people are suffering from showbiz because of the lockdown. “My spot boy said to me one day, ‘Madam, ab toh shoot nahi hoga, ab hum keya karange?’ Personally, I am trying to help people who have lost their jobs in our industry, but it is not enough, ”he claimed. Sonalli OTT is happy to get on the bandwagon because it gives a lot of opportunities. “Now that the whole digital space is opening up, the opportunities are greater and people are ready to experiment more.” This is why he took Vikram Bhatt’s Anamika, where he is doing a lot of action. “I never knew action could be so technical. I am learning a lot with Anamika. I have also been contracted for another series, Illegal Season 2, where my character is glamorous but completely different. It’s a new character and to surprise the audience, ”he said.
He has seen many ups and downs in the last decade but he does not regret anything. He commented, “I am satisfied with my journey so far. My career could have been better but I am happy with the kind of project I have done. New opportunities are opening up and things will get better from here. Fingers crossed!