While catfights are common in the film and television industries, recently actors Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani talked about their friendship on a TV reality show. This made filmmaker Karan Johar reiterate that female actors in Bollywood can never be good friends. But, there are several examples from the television fraternity, where actors (both male and female) share a great bond. Sanjeeda Sheikh and Delnaaz Irani talk about their indispensible friends from the television industry.
on her friends Rupali Ganguly, Moon Banerjee, Karishma Tanna, Chitrashi Rawat and Aashka Goradia
"Yes, it is tough to be friends with actresses in this industry. But, I have some good friends. The closest ones are Rupali, Moon, Karishma and Chitrashi. Our work never comes between us ever. I think I’m able to be friends with people as I don’t feel jealous of anyone or their careers. But, the competition in this industry is so cut-throat that even if an actress knows she won’t be doing a role, she won’t tell her friends about it with the idea of keeping them away from a channel or production house.
That’s not the case with us. In fact, if there’s a project that comes my way and it doesn’t work for me or it has a good role for one of them, I ask them to try their luck for it. It’s sisterly with all of them.
They may not be as close to each other but are with me. When my father passed away, Rupali and Karishma were always there with me during the first few days. We all keep in touch on a daily basis. Aashka was just a good friend earlier, but ever since Bigg Boss last year, she has become a close friend.”
on her pals Mouni Roy and Aamna Sharif
"I have been friends with Mouni and Aamna for three and six years respectively. They are my true friends. You don’t want to be friends with those who betray you, which is a common phenomenon in this industry. We don’t have any competition among us. We don’t talk about work or discuss roles. We don’t vie for the same role and respect each other’s work. We’re happy for each other’s success. I know what they feel for me. It’s not easy for me to make friends, but when I do, it’s for life.
Though we don’t meet each other frequently, we make sure that we remain in touch. But, every time we meet up, our bond strengthens. Even if we meet once a month, we are on the same page. Usually you become friends with people who you work with, but eventually lose touch after the project is wrapped up.”