The blockbuster success of film Dangal made Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Sheikh a star. Things changed for Sanya overnight. Now, she’s preparing for the release of her second film Pataakha directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and her third film Badhaai Ho with Ayushmann Khurrana.
The actress is now satisfied with what she has achieved so far and says her struggles are a thing of the past. Sanya says
“My dream of acting, which I’ve held dear since childhood, is finally being fulfilled, and I’m happy about that. At this point of time, I’m having loads of fun.”
The actress shares that there was a time when she can’t even afford the fruits.
“When I first came to Mumbai, my parents supported me a lot. But I wanted to be independent and I didn’t want to keep asking them for money. So I would try to manage with whatever little money I was making. I’ve always eaten simple food — so that was not a problem. Nor am I the kind of person who has midnight cravings. But I love fruits and dry fruits — and honestly, I couldn’t even afford apples. Dry fruits were out of the question.”
Telling about her family support, the actress further said that,
“I remember, when dad would come to meet me in those days, he would bring me boxes of dry fruits and I would relish them. My dad supports me to this day; I wouldn’t have made it here without my parents’ support.”