I am blessed to have my first film to be a Rohit Shetty directorial, says actress Sofiya Khan

Actress Sofiya Khan made her debut with the film "Sooryavanshi" and drew much attention as a dialogue from the film "desh ki beti" in the film trended on social media platforms recently

Actress Sofiya Khan
Actress Sofiya Khan
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Kumar Raviraj Sinha

Tell us about your journey.

I was born and brought up in Mumbai. I completed my 12th and decided to become a fashion designer while doing graduation. I never had any thoughts of becoming an actor. It just happened through time. I got to work with many celebrities during my projects as a stylist in the entertainment zone. And slowly I lost interest in styling & my focus shifted to acting. One day I just randomly went for an audition which was suggested to me through a friend and luckily got selected in my first audition itself.

How was your experience working with the stunning star cast of Sooryavanshi?

It was a dream come true! It was so amazing! I was fortunate enough to receive so much information with the first film itself. So it was a learning experience, and it was fun as well.

How did you get into the acting?

I never had any plans to get into acting. I was into fashion designing & styling more. It's just something like my interest grew towards acting and when I got the opportunity, I went for the same and it worked for me.

What type of characters would you prefer to do in future?

Honestly, I just want to act. I want to explore my craft as an actor So I would personally like to play challenging characters for sure. And at the same time, I am very much eager to work in the south industry since I am half South Indian.

What type of difficulties did you face while entering Bollywood?

There were no difficulties entering Bollywood as I was never into acting. But yes, there is the struggle of getting auditions for a character and getting cleared as there is so much competition.

How did you get the role to play the character Lily/ 'Desh ki Beti' in Sooryavanshi?

I got this audition call from the casting director Gaurav shah. I am so grateful to him in fact. I feel he’s lucky for me since he was also the casting director of my first advertisement as well.

How was your experience working with Rohit Shetty?

I am blessed that my first film is a Rohit Shetty directorial.  Rohit sir is the most loved director in our Indian film industry and he’s the most down to earth and humble person.

On the set of Sooryavanshi whose company you enjoyed the most.

Each person from Rohit Sir’s direction team, my co-actors and even the crew were amazing people to work with. It was an amazing experience and I will always remember it as it was my first film.

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