“Having mostly done television, this was a refreshing change”, says Tasneem Ali on her role in Sanak: Ek Junoon

“It was all the more worth it when on the last day of shoot Bhatt saab (Mahesh Bhatt) came and congratulated me”, says actress Tasneem Ali

Actress Tasneem Ali known for her work in TV shows like Kaatelal and Sons, Kundali Bhagya, Kaleerein, Bepanah Pyaar, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, TV Ke Uss Paar and web series like Mumbai Diaries 26/11, Netlfix’s Bhag Beanie Bhag, Alt Balaji’s Dil Hi Toh Hai and Sony LIV’s Your Honor is currently seen in Mx Player’s web series ‘Sanak: Ek Junoon’ released on 16th October playing the character of Beena.

Helmed by director Krishna Bhatt, it also stars Rohit Bose Roy, Aindrita Ray Pawan Chopra and many more.

On revealing about her role she continues,”I play a very important character called Beena. It’s different from everything I’ve done till now.There are many layers to her which makes her all the more interesting.”

Adding about what prompted her to take up the role she says,”I was slightly apprehensive about taking this up as I wasn’t sure how it would be looked at. But I’m glad I did. Having mostly done television, this was a refreshing change. It’s a bold and challenging character. So it was all the more exciting. And it was all the more worth it when on the last day of shoot Bhatt saab (Mahesh Bhatt) came and congratulated me and said he loved my work and that I was brave to take this up. I was on the moon!”

On talking about the show she shared,”It’s the story of a couple from Indore, now based in Mumbai. It’s about the struggles in their married life and how they overcome it.”

Tasneem shares on recent ott boom and switching from TV to ott and tells,”I have done a lot of television, daily soaps and episodics. I have played a mother, positive and negative mother in law, etc. Sometimes one feels stuck in a stereotype. OTT provided the much needed change. Because a woman is a lot more than just a mother whose sole purpose in life is to have her daughter/son married.”

2021-10-19

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