Banita Sandhu is making her debut in Bollywood with Varun Dhawan’s film October. 20-year-old Banita is from UK. We have seen her performance in October film trailer.
Banita Sandhu is an undergraduate student of an English literature. She is an Indian from South Wales. Shoojit Sircar’s film October will mark her Bollywood debut. She has worked in several TV ads and short films.
However, she had always love a British Drama like Coronation Street and not Bollywood.
Banita has worked in short films before the age of 18. She worked in Vodafone and Wrigley’s ads.
As per her BBC interview, Banita had said, “My grandparents came to Britain from the Punjab, northern India, shortly after World War Two. Both my parents were born here and my sister and I were raised in a middle-class existence in Caerleon.”
For the film October, Banita learnt Hindi language. She had said about film October, “I could not have asked for a better debut than October. Having worked with him in an ad before, Shoojit Sir is par excellence. Shoojit Sir wanted raw emotions, hence there were no workshops held for us. This helped us to explore ourselves and bring out our emotions in the most natural manner.”
As per Banita, her co-star, Varun is “Justin Bieber of India”.
She was in second year of an English literature at King’s college London when she was offered the film.
October film tagline reads, ‘it is not a love story but a story about love.’
Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu’s film October will release on 13 April 2018.
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