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Bhansali Backs Sharmin, Says “She Has A Face Which Is Exactly What Alamzeb Should Be”

The web series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar which has been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making a lot of buzz as people are busy praising the direction and performances of the actors but there is one actress who got heavily trolled.

Sharmin Segal, the actress who played Alamzeb in the web series was slammed a lot for her expression-less acting and many trolled her by saying that she got the role just because she is Bhansali’s niece and not for her talent.

However, now Sanjay Leela Bhansali has come out in defense of Sharmin Segal and said that she was perfect for the role of Alamzeb. During an interview with a news portal, he said, “She has a face which is exactly what Alamzeb should be, somebody who doesn’t want to be a tawaif, she doesn’t talk like a tawaif, she doesn’t walk like a tawaif. Her face had innocence, whereas all the others had lived life, they had survived manipulation and mental games. You needed somebody with a fresh, innocent quality to her… I felt that Sharmin was the right choice for Alam not because she’s my niece.”

He further said, “She had to go through the grind. There were an innumerable number of tests, auditions. There’s no end to the number of tests I’ve done with her, after I’ve decided to cast her. I told her, ‘You have to go through the grind, you have to get it right, because this world you’ve never been to, you’ve never acted in. All these other actors have worked over a period of time, they’ve played characters like this and have understood all these nakhras and thumkas and the nazakat…’”

Heeramandi also starred Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Shekhar Suman, Fardeen Khan, etc. in important roles.

Nitin Bhatnagar
Nitin Bhatnagar
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