Sonali Bendre revealed she lost roles to someone else because of underworld pressure

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Published by Bhavya Shah on 25 Jun 2022

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has been known for her acting prowess, and while she’s been missing form the screen for a long time, she made her impressive comeback to acting with the web series ‘The Broken News’, which is streaming on OTT platform Zee 5. In the series, she played the role of a news editor.

As it’s promotions have been in full swing, the actress decided to share some stories from her acting experience, back in the 90s. In an interview, Sonali revealed that she lost out on roles in the 90s because film directors and her co-actors had pressure from the underworld.

Speaking on The Ranveer Show podcast, the Hum Saath Saath Hain actress made a shocking revelation. Bendre decided to talk about the dawn of her career, where many times, her role went to someone else because someone would apparently ask the directors to do so. The actress said, “There were times when I was supposed to do a role and it went to someone else because someone called them up. But then the director or the co-actor will call you and say ‘I have that pressure and I can’t do anything about it’ And, I understand also.” When asked for her opinion as to why this would happen, she said, “There was not a proper, formal industry status, so, there was a lot of unregulated finance coming in.”

Meanwhile, Bendre’s show ‘The Broken News’, which also stars Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaokar in pivotal roles, gives us a detailed insight in journalism. The show, which was an adaptation of the 2018 British show ‘Press,’ was premiered on Zee5 on June 10.

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