Actor Sandeepa Dhar, who made her debut in Bollywood in 2010 with Isi Life Mein, is now gearing up for the release of her upcoming film 7 Hours To Go directed by Saurabh Verma of Mickey Virus fame.
After doing small roles in Dabangg 2 and Heropanti, Sandeepa is all set to shed her girl next door image with her upcoming film in which she is playing a fearless cop. The actor was in Delhi on June 20 to promote her film.
When asked if this could be a path breaking film for her, Sandeepa told the IndianExpress.com, “I hope so. I don’t know if it’s a path breaking film but it’s definitely a huge change for me as an actor. I am so thankful to Saurabh for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this film and portray this character. It is a very strong female character and you rarely get such parts to play in a film. It’s is an out and back role and I am very lucky to have got this character to play. I am sure when you watch the film, you will see a different kind of cinema for sure.”
Sandeepa will also be seen doing some high action sequences in the film for the first time on screen which was something very challenging for her.
“It’s extremely difficult. It’s physically very taxing. I think for men they are very used to do things like this. But girls are very feminine. So when I punch, it should look like there’s a power in it. Especially because I am hitting a guy, it even needs to be even more effective. I have seen a lot of heroines doing action scenes but they don’t look convincing. It looks very dheela. But when you see it in the Hollywood, the female actors are so convincing in actions sequences. The reason is that they undergo a rigorous training. So I was clear in my head that if I do an action film, I would train myself. And yes it was very difficult. I also got hurt several time,” she said.
Sandeepa also shared her experience working with Salman Khan in Dabangg 2. “It was amazing yaar. It was my second film with him and to be sharing screen with Salman Khan himself is a dream come true for me and he is such a thorough gentleman and everyone know he such a really really nice person. I had an amazing time working not the whole team of Dabangg 2. The entire Khan family is really really nice. And I am very grateful to them for giving me an opportunity to be a part of Dabangg 2 and I had fun.”