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October actor Banita Sandhu joins in sci-fi series for Netflix Pandora, Varun Dhawan is proud of her

October actor Banita Sandhu joins the cast of Pandora and Varun Dhawan is worried if he will have to contact her agent to meet her. Read on for Banita’s reply.

bollywood Updated: May 09, 2019 13:51 IST
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Banita Sandhu made her Bollywood debut last year opposite Varun Dhawan with Shoojit Sircar’s October.

Bollywood actor Banita Sandhu, who made her debut in Bollywood with the film October in 2018, will be seen in Priscilla Quintana starrer Pandora, a sci-fi action series.

Rounding out the series regular cast are Oliver Dench, Raechelle Banno, John Harlan Kim, Ben Radcliffe, Banita, Martin Bobb-Semple and Noah Huntley. Production is underway in Bulgaria. A premiere date has not yet been set, reports deadline.com.

An excited Banita had tweeted: “So thrilled to announce my next project with The CW.” Banita’s October co-star Varun Dhawan tweeted on Thursday morning: “Wohoo so proud of you Bani. Does this mean I have to get in touch with your agent now to see you.” Banita was quick to respond and wrote, “I will have her contact you now.”

Set in the year 2199, Pandora centres on Jax, played by Quintana, a resourceful young woman who has lost everything after the death of her parents but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the Galaxy from threats, both alien and human.

When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s saviour or the instrument of its destruction.

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Banita will play Delaney Pilar, Jax’s roommate. She is a brilliant, nannite-enhanced woman with cybernetic implants who is able to process information more quickly as she is perpetually connected to the Datastream. Because of her enhanced abilities, Pilar initially comes off as aloof and egotistical around others (“You act so superior.” “Because I am superior.”).

Although her implants allow her to access the Datastream and the group mind of those in the Datacore, Pilar begins to question the decision to give up her individuality to the hive mind as a young child.

Quintana’s Jax is super smart, naturally inquisitive, empowered, and with a quick acerbic wit. As traumatic as the death of her parents was for her, her world will be turned upside down even more when she learns her whole life is a lie. Quintana’s recent feature credits include Traffik and Polaroid. She also has guest starred on Lethal Weapon, Training Day and Masters of Sex.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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First Published: May 09, 2019 13:47 IST