Have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of Bol­ly­wood now: Sonal Chauhan

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Rishabh Suri

Ac­tor Sonal Chauhan shot to fame with her very first film, Jan­nat (2008), op­po­site ac­tor Em­raan Hashmi, but she slowed down on the num­ber of films af­ter that. While she did a role in last year’s war-drama Pal­tan, Sonal ad­mits that she didn’t un­der­stand the ways of Bol­ly­wood af­ter Jan­nat. Sonal says, “I didn’t come from a film back­ground. I didn’t have some­one to guide me. I fin­ished my stud­ies, and when I came back, I did a film with Amitabh Bachchan called Bbud­dah Hoga Terra Baap (2011). Then I did films down South, some big films in the Tel­ugu film in­dus­try. For a few years, I was busy with that. That’s when ma­tu­rity started pre­vail­ing, and I re­alised I needed to be in Mum­bai for net­work and for people to know I am around. Or people would think ‘she has gone back’.”

Sonal is busy with a Hindi and a web project. “I can say I have a slightly bet­ter un­der­stand­ing now but I wouldn’t go as far as say­ing I un­der­stand it now,” says Sonal, on whether she un­der­stands the ways of Bol­ly­wood now.

Asked what chal­lenges she faced till now, with­out go­ing into the specifics, she shares, “There’s no chal­lenge as such in only the film in­dus­try, over­all in life too, every­body has some chal­lenge.”

I didn’t come from a film back­ground. I didn’t have some­one to guide me. I fin­ished my stud­ies, and when I came back, I did a film with Amitabh Bachchan called Bbud­dah Hoga Terra Baap... SONAL CHAUHAN, AC­TOR

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ SONALCHAUHAN

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