“I have stopped seeking validation”: Sanya Malhotra


Sanya Malhotra who hails in the industry as the Dangal girl with a blockbuster film has also proved herself to be a charmer at a recent event in the capital city.

Talking about the same, the actress says, “Things are changing as people are making more content-driven films, just like the films I have done. In Pataakha I had to look completely different. Now even female actors are changing their looks, they don’t put themselves as the conventional actors, who are only looking pretty and dancing.”

Further, she says, “This is not only for an actress but for everyone. After posting a picture, they need validation from random people and they think that even if they get one like, they start feeling that they are extremely pretty. As a nap to you out there and you get clicked randomly. There are times when we are not wearing makeup and then people pass comments like “Oh she looks like this without makeup. To be honest personally, this doesn’t affect me now.”

The actress who is praised for her bold choice of roles believes in being in her own skin and not change herself for others. Adding to it she says, “This used to constantly very me. But after a few months, I stopped and started feeling that ‘I can’t do this’. My happiness and my work come first. It is ok if I don’t look nice, it’s ok if I go without makeup and I am looking really bad and people are commenting about my looks. I really don’t mind because yes I look like this and it’s their wish if they want to see me or not. So I think that validation is a problem personally, I have stopped seeking it.”

Sanya is known to be a director’s actor and is appreciated for picking up different kinds of roles. The actress is appreciated for her versatile nature and possesses a knack for photography.

Sanya is known for her breakthrough performances in the movies namely, Dangal, Badhaai Ho and the recently released, Photograph shares how shooting with Anurag Basu has been the most delightful experience for her as she has never worked in this pattern for any of her projects till now.

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