Sanjeeta Bhattacharya expressed content upon her upcoming film ‘Jawan’ with Shah Rukh Khan saying, “Never thought I would be dancing, singing and having coffee with SRK.”
Working with the one and only Shah Rukh Khan is the dream of every actor in Bollywood, and what can be better than having the very first break with him? One of these lucky few is the Indie musician-actor Sanjeeta Bhattacharya. She has recently started working with the charismatic and legendary Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Jawan’.
Sanjeeta cannot stop praising SRK, stating that he is someone who exudes intelligence, wit, and has a down-to-earth nature that instantly puts everyone at ease. Although she hasn’t revealed her character in the action film yet, she is said to be in the core team of SRK in ‘Jawan’. Now, that’s indeed a huge honor.
But did you know that while Sanjeeta was auditioning for the film, she wasn’t even aware it had SRK as the lead. She just received a call for the audition in Kolkata where she was for a concert, and after returning to Mumbai, she went ahead with the audition. Even after she cracked the audition, she learned about her huge Bollywood break only when she got a call from casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s office. And like any other actor, her excitement was beyond imagination.
“Initially, during the audition, I was unaware of the full details of the project. However, as soon as I was informed about the incredible lineup of actors involved, an overwhelming mix of disbelief and joy surged through me. I shrieked aloud. From that moment onward, every subsequent question posed to me received an instantaneous response of yes,” said Sanjeeta expressing her enthusiasm. Prior to the film, she made the audience feel her presence in the OTT world with hit web series like ‘Feels Like Ishq’ and ‘The Broken News’.
Sanjeeta is undoubtedly on cloud nine. With ‘Jawan’, she would make her grand entry into Bollywood on the big screen. “The very thought that I am part of a grand project like ‘Jawan’ gives me goosebumps. Also, I know that this film will be watched by millions,” she smiled. Sanjeeta upon getting this big project, now wishes that once the film releases, her work gets recognised and she can work in more films.
With Atlee being the director, the film features seasoned actors like south superstar Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sunil Grover and Sanya Malhotra and is set to release on September 30 in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.
Sanjeeta tells us that they shoot for nearly two years, with intermittent breaks, they bonded over laughter and forged friendships that will last a lifetime. “Being surrounded by such seasoned actors, I found myself continuously learning and growing, simply by observing their craft. It’s truly a priceless treasure that I’m taking away from the Jawan sets – a remarkable group of individuals who possess not only immense talent but also genuine kindness, great sense of humor, and goofiness. These remarkable people have now become an integral part of my life, and I’m grateful to call them my dear friends,” she said.
As for working with the Badshah of Bollywood, Sanjeeta said how he’s been everything she has heard of. From being startlingly intelligent, witty, extremely humble to being relatable and generous with his art form, here was a man who spoke like a wise friend. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that one day I will have coffee, sing and dance with SRK. It felt like I was living a dream. He made sure everyone was comfortable on the set and even brought me a guitar and microphone when he learnt I was a musician,” said the graduate of Berklee College of Music, whose debut album ‘Shuruaat’ has been nominated for the revered Grammys.