belt – the actor is ecstatic at her debut web series Dahaad which will premiere at the Berlinale, saying ‘it’s a big deal’. Sonakshi Sinha’s show Dahaad, in which she plays the role of a police officer, is the first Indian serial to premiere at the prestigious Berlinale International Film Festival.
In a conversation with us about the new development, she calls it ‘the best news’. “It’s something so special that I’ve photographed. It’s been a while, we’ve been waiting for the release, but I think the producers were waiting for the right time. And with the news that the show is heading to the Berlin Film Festival, it’s the best news our team could have all gotten. It is huge, for the first time there will be an Indian series at the festival,” says the 35-year-old, who is currently working on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s OTT project, Heera Mandi.
The actor also confirms the lead role in the biggie Bade Miyaan Chhote Miyaan with Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff. “I will start working on it soon. There are many new and exciting things coming up,” she beams.
Sinha is excited about the “massive platform” Dahaad will get. “It has a great storyline and a great cast. It is well directed by Reema Kagti. It is the best way to bring our show to the world and also to our Indian audience,” she says.
Does walking around such festivals lend gravitas to a project back home in India? Sinha says yes. “It’s great for everyone involved in the project. But in terms of whether a viewer takes the projects more seriously… I think a viewer in our country will decide that for themselves when they watch the show or movie. Then they know whether they like something or not, and whether they will watch it. It’s very subjective. Berlinale is a big problem for us. I hope and pray that viewers enjoy watching the project as much as we enjoy making it,” she concludes.