It was her acting prowess that got her noticed in critically acclaimed Margarita, with a Straw, but actor Sayani Gupta says a fair share of luck got her next big release Fan.
The actor said she was contacted over Facebook by Yash Raj Films’ casting team after they failed to reach out to her over her mobile phone and feels she was quite “lucky”. “The (YRF) team was trying to get in touch with me on my old number. They then finally wrote to me on Facebook,” said Sayani. “When I auditioned for Fan, I was not aware it will have Shah Rukh Khan in it. After auditioning for two months I got a call from Shanoo Sharma (of YRF) that I have been selected. That’s when they told me about the film and SRK playing the lead. It just hit me,” she said.
Apart from Fan, the actor also has big projects - Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s Jagga Jassos and Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina’s Baar Baar Dekho.
“It’s like a dream that I am living. I feel fortunate, blessed and lucky to have been part of these three big films. My role in all these films is interesting,” she said.
“I am happy to be working with talented directors and actors. I have really worked hard to reach here and get interesting work. I used to give over eight-nine auditions in a day.” Sayani said she was amazed with Shah Rukh Khan’s generosity when she first met him.