Saniya Iyappan, who was last seen on the silver screen donning the role of Suresh Gopi’s daughter in Apothecary, has bagged the third prize in popular Malayalam dance reality show D2-D4 Dance. But the dancer is less than happy with the results and claims she deserved much more.
“I’m not at all satisfied with the results and I feel I haven’t got my due. Nobody has pointed out any mistake I made and I have no idea why I was pushed to the third place,” she says.
So what really happened? “Everyone used to say I was haughty. The truth is most of the contestants who had been a part of the competition had come as a group and I found it difficult to mingle with them. Because of this perception that I’m haughty, I had to go through a lot of issues at the sets. But I’m thankful to the programme organisers for offering me nine months to perform. I also thank Satheesh sir, Ratheesh sir and my family for all their support,” she says.
Saniya is currently committed to White Rose directed by Arunraj Poothanal. The movie has Saniya in her first lead role. She explains her character: “I play the role of Vijayalakshmi, a tenth standard student, who is traditional but bold. She is a girl who is going through a lot of struggles due to her family background. A rich boy joins her school and falls in love with her, but she is concerned only about her studies. The movie explores whether a love affair you start at a young age ever succeeds. The shoot is almost done.”
However, her next release will be R.S. Vimal’s Ennu Ninte Moideen. “I have a very small role in the film. I portray the childhood of Parvathy’s character Kanchanamala. The movie will hit screens this week.”
She has signed up for an untitled project too. In the movie, which is scheduled to go on floors in December, she plays an NRI girl. “Other details of the film are yet to be finalised,” she adds.