Remember Dil Bechara Star Sanjana Sanghi As A Teen In Rockstar? "Little Mandy Is A Big Girl Now," Writes Imtiaz Ali

Imtiaz Ali gave a shout-out to Sanjana Sanghi, who he directed in 2011 film Rockstar!

Remember Dil Bechara Star Sanjana Sanghi As A Teen In Rockstar? 'Little Mandy Is A Big Girl Now,' Writes Imtiaz Ali

Sanjana Sanghi from the sets of Rockstar! (Courtesy imtiazaliofficial)

Highlights

  • Imtiaz Ali shared a BTS photo from 'Rockstar' sets
  • Sanjana co-starred with Ranbir and Nargis in the film
  • Sanjana Sanghi was a teenager when 'Rockstar' released
New Delhi:

Actress Sanjana Sanghi is all set to make a mark as a lead actress in Dil Bechara but she has an impressive body of work preceding her big debut. Sanjana Sanghi has featured in small but significant roles in films such as 2017's Hindi Medium and Fukrey Returns and co-starred with Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri in Imtiaz Ali-directed 2011 film Rockstar. Ahead of Dil Bechara's release, the filmmaker gave a shout out to the 23-year-old actress, who was a teenager when she starred in Rockstar. Referring to Sanjana's character Mandy (Nargis Fakhri's sister) from Rockstar, Imtiaz Ali cheered for the actress' journey in films so far: "Little Mandy from Rockstar is a big girl now! Looking forward."

Sanjana was quick to acknowledge Imtiaz Ali's post and wrote: "Thank you for making little Mandy fall in love with the world of films, you're the best! The rest, I shall call and tell you."

little Mandy from Rockstar is a big girl now!!! looking fwd...

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Sanjana Sanghi reminded us of her role in Hindi Medium in her tribute post for Irrfan Khan after the actor's death in April. "Forever grateful for being such a small part of such a beautiful story. I was a third year student in Delhi University when I shot for Hindi Medium, and the thought of just expanding my horizons as a performer by being around such inspirational artists meant the world to me, teaching me that no part as an actor is too big or small. I'm glad I made time away from the academic pressure of writing my thesis in the final year of college, and went ahead and did this. Saved myself from a huge regret I'd have carried with myself forever," she wrote.

•May 19, 2017• That's a clipping from the theatres of the first day first show of Hindi Medium, on May 19th, 3 years ago. I could never have imagined that 3 years later - May 19th 2020 would be a day we'd be in a world without Irrfan Sir, and with theatres shut globally. The oddity of our current times, sometimes really does frighten me. Regardless! Here's celebrating 3 years of this beautiful film. ???? Forever grateful for being such a small part of such a beautiful story. I was a 3rd year student in Delhi University when I shot for Hindi Medium, and the thought of just expanding my horizons as a performer by being around such inspirational artists meant the world to me, teaching me that no part as an actor is too big or small. I'm glad I made time away from the academic pressure of writing my thesis in the final year of college, and went ahead and did this. Saved myself from a huge regret I'd have carried with myself forever. Films go on to become journeys so special, that they simply can't be beaten down by trying to quantify each artist's, technician's, and contributor's part to play in creating it. In loving memory. #WeMissYouIrrfan #3YearsOfHindiMedium

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Sanjana Sanghi has also featured in several adverts and here are a few.

Meanwhile, Dil Bechara will remain Sushant Singh Rajput's last film. The actor died in Mumbai on June 14. Directed by Mukesh Chhabra, the film will premiere on Disney+Hotstar this Friday.