Sonali Bendre On Losing Roles Due To Underworld Pressure: ‘My Role Went To Someone Else Because Directors Said They Have Pressure’

In a recent interview, Sonali Bendre revealed she lost roles to someone else because film directors and her co-actors had pressure from the underworld

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Sonali Bendre On Losing Roles Due To Underworld Pressure: ‘My Role Went To Someone Else Because Directors Said They Have Pressure’
Actress Sonali Bendre is on a roll these days. She made her impressive comeback to acting with the ZEE5 show ‘The Broken News’ where she played the role of news editor. During its promotions, the actress shared many interesting anecdotes from her early life and professional front. 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 this shocking revelation. Bendre recalled that many times her role went to someone else because someone called up the directors. 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.” ALSO READ: Sonali Bendre Talks About Surviving Cancer And Making Her Comeback With ‘The Broken News’: ‘I’m Looking The Best I Have Ever Looked’


Sonali went on to share that back in the 90s she feel many “clean sources were financing films.” But, 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' highlighted contrasting philosophies of journalism. The eight-episode web show also featured Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaokar in pivotal roles. The show, which was an adaptation of the 2018 British show 'Press,’ was premiered on Zee5 on June 10.
Sonali Bendre was last seen in the 2013 film 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara'. She has been away from the showbiz world since she was diagnosed with cancer. She recently returned to television with the reality show Dance India Dance Lil Masters.