Sonakshi Sinha Talks Prime Video Thriller Series ‘Dahaad’: ‘It’s Really Like My Debut All Over Again’ (EXCLUSIVE) |

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Bollywood A-lister Sonakshi Sinha is making her streaming debut pinch Prime Video’s “Dahaad” (“Roar”).

Sinha, whose begetter is nan character and leader Shatrughan Sinha, made her Bollywood debut pinch smash deed “Dabangg” (2010) and has starred successful much than 30 films since then, alongside apical actors including Rajinikanth, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Set successful a small, sleepy municipality successful Rajasthan, occidental India, “Dahaad” is an eight-part crime play that follows sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati (Sinha) and her colleagues astatine nan section constabulary station. When a bid of women are mysteriously recovered dead, Bhaati is tasked pinch nan investigation. 

“The astir challenging facet of nan domiciled was really to support it arsenic existent arsenic possible, because coming from nan schoolhouse of cinema that I’ve been a portion of, for truthful galore years, there’s been times wherever location person been a fewer realistic roles, but there’s been mostly those commercialized masala potboilers wherever they do expect a definite different benignant of acting,” Sinha told Variety. “So, for me, it was challenging to support it arsenic existent arsenic imaginable successful this 1 because of nan quality of nan show, because of nan quality of each nan characters successful nan show, and nan measurement it was written, it was very realistic. So I tried to not make it ‘filmi’ successful immoderate way. It had to beryllium very straightforward, very neutral, very real.”

“It’s really emotion for illustration my existent debut each complete again, because it was specified chartless territory that I was stepping into. My begetter is an actor, but that was a world that I was ever distant from increasing up. So it felt very caller and exciting. And I’m getting nan nonstop aforesaid emotion correct now erstwhile ‘Dahaad’ is correct astir nan corner, up for release,” Sinha added.

The bid is produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby and directed by Reema Kagti (Prime Video bid “Made successful Heaven”) and Ruchika Oberoi (Venice victor “Island City”).

Sinha had to acquisition extended training for nan role, including attaining highest beingness fitness, learning to thrust a bike, becoming adept astatine judo and mastering nan section dialect. “The consciousness of authority, your locomotion changes, everything happens erstwhile that azygous comes on,” Sinha said.

“The measurement that it’s written, I consciousness it was tailor made for me. And this is really thing that I could descend my teeth into. It’s a very beardown and powerful portrayal of a female connected screen, which are nan kinds of roles that I for illustration to do. It was really conscionable thing that I was waiting for,” Sinha added.

The first 2 episodes of “Dahaad” premiered astatine this year’s Berlinale Series, a cardinal constituent of nan Berlin Film Festival, marking India’s debut connected nan platform. It was Sinha’s first clip astatine a movie show and she describes nan acquisition arsenic “phenomenal.” There were first worries arsenic nan episodes played to a mostly German assemblage but they were soon dispelled. “They were clapping connected nan jokes. I was conscionable truthful stunned because arsenic Indian astatine heart, nan show is – it’s group successful nan heartland of India – but it’s conscionable truthful global. They were getting each nan taste references, they were getting nan jokes, they were getting what was going on,” Sinha said.

“Dahaad” streams crossed 240 Prime Video territories from May 12 and Sinha describes nan expanded assemblage for her activity arsenic a “huge deal.” “As an actor, everyone wishes that you person nan widest assemblage arsenic possible, and this is nan widest arsenic it gets,” Sinha said. “I want group to really beryllium up and return announcement of bully Indian content.”

As for a 2nd season, Sinha said, “I dream truthful because I really want to beryllium Anjali Bhaati again.” The “Dahaad” formed besides features well-known Indian actors Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah successful nan lead roles.

Next up for Sinha is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Netflix magnum opus “Heeramandi” and Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bollywood movie “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,” alongside Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff.