I'm tickled pink: Sanam Saeed on being Alia Bhatt's inspiration

Actor previously shared she turned to hit Pakistani drama 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' to prep for her role as Roop

Entertainment Desk April 10, 2019

Bollywood starlet Alia Bhatt has recently revealed that she took inspiration from Sanam Saeed's character Kashaf from hit serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai for her upcoming venture Kalank. 

Now, Saeed has responded to the revelation.

"If this isn't made up news, I'm tickled pink," the Cake actor tweeted.

The Gully Boy star previously shared that in order to prepare for her look and diction in the pre-Partition drama, she turned to classic films such as Mughal-E-AzamUmrao Jaan and hit Pakistani drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai.

The actor said her director, Abhishek Varman recommended her the show, which also featured her Kapoor & Sons co-star Fawad Khan as male lead.


“I watched a lot of old films like Mughal-E-Azam and Umrao Jaan to get an understanding of grace and body language. I had to clean my Hindi as I am speaking Urdu in the film,” the Raazi actor commented. “Abhishek asked me to watch Zindagi Gulzar Hai. The character of the girl in the show is very much how Roop will deal with the situation.”

Bhatt continued, “She has responsibility on her shoulders so she is not always a happy person. She is vulnerable yet strong. It is difficult (to bring so many) layers – unhappy, vulnerable and strong to a character. Abhishek kept saying that I should not be irritating.”

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