“It was a beautiful film. Swara Bhaskar has done a beautiful job, I think she is the best actor currently.... It feels good that such films are made, hopefully more such good films are made and do well; I’m very happy that this film is doing well at the box-office,” Sonam said at a special screening of the film where veteran writer Salim Khan and wife Helen were also present.
Sonam and Swara share good friendship since they featured in superstar Salman Khan’s successful film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Sonam had also unveiled the poster of Nil Battey Sannata. There are also reports that the duo are set to feature in a film together, to which Swara had said that it was “too early to comment”.
About director, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Sonam said: “You don’t even realize that it is Ashwiny’s first film; I had to ask her if it was her first. How well she has extracted work out of the actors! I am very impressed. I hadn’t watched it as I have been travelling for many months now. I was completely bowled over. At the interval point in the first half and constantly in the second half from the first minute till the end, I was crying.”
Nil Battey Sannata, is the story of a domestic help, who enrolls to study in the same school as her 15-year-old daughter to set an example.
Sonam added: “There are 2-3 USPs in the film, the first that it is the story of a mother. Our parents, our mothers give so many sacrifices in life by working hard for our dreams. In India, we kids are our mothers’ biggest dreams and that is what she has shown in the film. It’s beautifully done and it also talks about education.”