Sai Tamhankar has been a force to be reckoned with in the Marathi cinema for over a decade now. Even though she made her on screen debut with a Hindi film, Subhash Ghai’s crime thriller Black & White in 2008, she has since predominantly worked in the Marathi cinema. She appeared in Hindi films at intervals with Wake Up India in 2013, followed by Gulshan Devaiah-starrer Hunterr two years later and now she will be soon seen alongside Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi in Mimi.
Being an actor of her calibre, Sai must receive a lot of Hindi film offers as well, but she has chosen a very few of them. Mention that to her to ask for the reason behind and pat comes the reply, “I think I am very scared of getting typecast. After Hunterr, I got a lot of roles and almost 90 percent of them were of sexually depressed women. So, I get scared of getting stereotyped and that’s why there is so much gap and that’s why I am very cautious while choosing the subject and character.”
But having made a respectable name and career in one language, isn’t it scary for her to step into another industry and start all over again? “I won’t deny that it is a little bit difficult as you are used to calling the shots. But at the end of the day, work is work. When an actor gets a chance to leave all their baggage behind and go on a new set with a clean slate, I think it is a very good approach to have. It fills your heart with so much joy and satisfaction and that is very important for me,” Sai insists.
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