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Sneha Namanand, Liza Malik to make Bollywood debut with Sanjay Dutt’s Torbaaz. See pics

While Liza Malik has appeared on a few TV shows, Sneha Namanand has worked in several Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films.

bollywood Updated: Jun 05, 2018 16:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Torbaaz,Sanjay Dutt,Sneha Namanand
Sneha and Liza will play Afghan women in Snajay Dutt’s Torbaaz.

Sanjay Dutt is set to introduce two new faces in Bollywood with his upcoming film Torbaaz—TV actor Lizaa Malik and south Indian actor Sneha Namanandi.

Based in Afghanistan and directed by Girish Malik of Jal, Torbaaz is a story about child suicide bombers of Afghanistan who have been trained to believe that killing is a virtue and brings glory is in the afterlife.

Liza and Sanjay on Torbaaz sets.

Talking about her debut, Liza said in a press statement, “Since it was Sanju’s sir film and I am a big fan of him.. I didn’t mind playing the character role in that other than playing the lead but I would look forward to do more films with him...he is a wonderful person to work with maybe one of the most humble person I have ever come across”

Liza Malik shares the frame with Sanjay Dutt.
Liza on sets of Torbaaz.

She essays the role of an Afghani girl and even trained with language experts to ensure she had the Afghani dialect “It is very different. Their language and the way they talk is very different. I was put on to a tutor to learn the basics of the language,” she added.

Liza may indeed be stylish on & off camera but has no qualms about going completely de-glam for her role in the film “Audiences has always watched me in glamorous roles. However, for my role in Torbaaz, I did not want to use any make up at all, because I felt it would not suit my character and I wanted to be as real as possible”

Sneha, too, plays an Afghan woman in the film which was being shot in Kyrgyzstan, where the country of Afghanistan has been recreated. Talking about sharing the screen space with Sanjay, Sneha said in a press statement, “I’ve admired Sanjay Dutt’s work and loved his performances since childhood. His looks, the way he talks and conducts himself, his overall personality is so mesmerizing. I’ve always aspired to work with him and this is a dream come true. He’s an amazing co-star to work with. I completely look up to him, especially for how he has fought all the negativity in his life and has started a new innings in his career. He’s an inspiration to me”.

Sanjay Dutt poses with Sneha on the sets of Torbaaz.

“I feel blessed to have a personality that easily moulds into the characters I’m chosen to play. It must have been the director’s vision of me playing an Afghani that has translated into me having made people confused of my origin”, she added on being confused of being an Afghani woman on the sets.

Sneha, who has featured in more than a dozen Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, has appeared in several music videos as well and her latest outing was Humsafar from Badrinath Ki Dulhania singer Akhil Sachdeva’s first single Gal Sun.

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First Published: Jun 05, 2018 16:20 IST