Actress Sanchita Puri, who has been a part of shows like Laal Ishq, The Final Call, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story and Baarish, recently made her Bollywood debut with Netflix’s Ginny Weds Sunny. The film features Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey in lead roles. Sanchita, who is seen playing the role of Yami’s friend Prerna, and has been garnering a lot of appreciation for her performance. But, do you know how she got signed for her first film? We recently caught up with the talented actress where she spoke about her experience working with Vikrant and Yami and much more.
This film happened to me all of a sudden. I was on my birthday holiday. As soon as I got back from Europe, I was asked to audition for this film. Two days after giving the audition, I got a selection call and I was told that the director wanted to meet me. I took a couple of days to decide and then it was done.
The process was quick. They had already auditioned more than 200 candidates before me. They were badly looking for someone to play the character of Prerna. Once the director liked my audition, I met him and the producer in a couple of days then we signed up for the film.
They were very nice and progressive people to work with. The moment I went on the set, everyone, especially Vikrant, was really friendly. Vikrant was good to me and I really enjoyed working with both of them, because they are really talented and experienced actors to work with. Vikrant and I used to have long chats about acting because he has actually struggled so much and made his mark. He would share tips and it was fun working with him.
It’s been almost two years for me in the industry. I’ve trained as a method actor in The Jeff Goldberg Studio. I also did two plays – one was the Khidkiyan Festival play as a protagonist and one was with Jeff productions. Later, I brushed my skills for about 11 months, and once I was confident enough, I started giving auditions regularly and started cracking roles in web shows and short films and also got a few commercials. I was on it for good two years and I’m glad things are working out for me. The journey was fun, but sometimes it would get disappointing and stressful, but that’s part of the job. With time I’ve realised that patience is the key for this field.
I’m looking for bigger opportunities at the moment and waiting for the right things to come. I’ve become a very patient person for a couple of years now. I’ll reveal my future projects soon.