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Hyderabadis are warm-hearted, says Jawan actor Sanjeeta

Deccan Chronicle.| Sumaya Junaid Ahmed

Published on: November 2, 2023 | Updated on: November 2, 2023

A name that's becoming synonymous with versatility and talent, Sanjeeta is more than just an actor or a musician.

Jawan actress and artist Sanjeeta Bhattacharya.

Jawan actress and artist Sanjeeta Bhattacharya.

Hyderabad: In the vibrant city of Hyderabad, the versatile and multi-talented Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, renowned for her recent triumph in the film 'Jawan' and her exceptional talent that span across different mediums of art, recently graced the stage in Hyderabad with her band, casting a spell with her melodious voice. A name that's becoming synonymous with versatility and talent, Sanjeeta is more than just an actor or a musician; she's a force to be reckoned with.

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Q: Your experience in Hyderabad—how did it treat you, and what's on the horizon for your show here?

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: Hyderabad, with its rich culture and delightful cuisine, holds a special place in my heart. I adore the city and its warm-hearted people. While this marks the final show of my current tour, it's not the end of my musical journey. Tonight, I look forward to sharing the stage with my talented musician friends in Hyderabad.

Q: ‘Jawan’ - How did your journey from a musician to an actor unfold?

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: My transition from music to acting was unconventional. In the midst of the COVID pandemic in 2020, a call from a casting director led me from my life as a dedicated musician and dancer to an exciting path in acting. Within a year, I found myself cast in ‘Jawan.’ It felt like the universe orchestrated this beautiful turn of events.

Q: Were you aware of the prestigious company you'd be in, working alongside Shah Rukh Khan when you auditioned for the film?

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: Surprisingly, no. I had no idea it was a project with Shah Rukh Khan when I auditioned. It was only a week later that I discovered his involvement. It was truly overwhelming.

Q: Your role in ‘Feels Like Ishq’ and thoughts on recent Supreme Court judgment on same sex marriage?

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: ‘Feels Like Ishq’ was a significant project for me. It was my first step into the world of acting and an opportunity to represent a deserving community. As for recent Supreme Court judgments on LGBTQ+ rights, it's unfortunate that such rights remain debated in the 21st century. Equality is a basic human right and shouldn't require further struggle.

Q: You’re a multi-talented artist - actor, composer, singer, and songwriter. Which role do you cherish the most?

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: Music holds a special place in my heart. Performing on stage and connecting with the audience is unlike any other experience. While I cherish acting and composing, the stage is where I truly thrive.

Q: The song ‘Miss Chikas’ - A collaboration that came about unexpectedly.

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: ‘Miss Chikas’ was a wonderful surprise. It began during the first schedule of shooting for ‘Jawan.’ The collaboration came from my musical background, and it marked the beginning of an incredible musical journey. Atlee Sir told me, "The Goddess is in your voice," It was humbling, and his words stayed with me.

Q: Your journey with the Azad gang in "Jawan" and the bond formed with your co-stars.

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: We bonded from day one. The cast, from diverse backgrounds, formed a deep connection. We've known each other only since the film, but our friendship will last a lifetime.

Q: Your journey as a musician, songwriter, and actor.

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: My journey began with music and evolved to include writing my own songs. Acting is another exploration, and I'm enjoying every moment.

Q:  Balancing between singing and acting.

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: I intend to balance both, as I'm doing currently. Indian cinema, especially Bollywood, provides opportunities to showcase both talents. My future includes singing for myself in films while pursuing acting.

Q: Upcoming projects and your recognition in 2023.

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: I've auditioned for various projects. One close to closure is an independent film, and I'm also excited about ‘The Broken News’ on OTT's second season, where I play a journalist. 2023 has been a life-changing year, filled with exciting developments, and I hope it continues positively.

Q: Your inspiring journey - any message for aspiring artists?

Sanjeeta Bhattacharya: Embrace every facet of your creativity. Explore and experiment. Stay true to your art. It's the diversity in your talents that makes you unique and empowers your creative journey.

That concludes our insightful conversation with the multifaceted Sanjeeta Bhattacharya. Her remarkable journey from music to acting is a testament to the power of artistic evolution, and we wish her continued success in all her endeavors.

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