t’s a beautiful thing to be Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s heroine: Anjana Sukhani on ‘Laal Ishq’

Mumbai:Bollywood actress Anjana Sukhani will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Marathi movie Laal Ishq and she says it is a “beautiful feeling” to be a heroine in the famed filmmaker’s project.

Bhansali has produced the upcoming film directed by Swapna Waghmare Joshi. Laal Ishq marks the debut of Anjana in the Marathi film industry.

“I am at loss of words to describe what an honour it is to be a Sanjay Leela Bhansali heroine. It is a beautiful feeling. We all know he is a craftsman, he is a true genius. When he works he puts his best and goes beyond brilliant,” Anjana told PTI.

The actress says the Bajirao Mastani helmer is an absolutely non-interfering producer and gave a free hand to the cast and crew.

“He is completely non-interfering producer. We rarely saw him on the sets. He did supervise the project and script with Shabinaa Khan (co-producer), Swapna and everyone. He gives people a free hand at work and is not the kind who will say ‘I want this, I want that,” says Anjana

The Golmaal Returns actress, who was last seen in Shaandaar, will share screen space with Swwapnil Joshi in the romantic-thriller.

“I knew he is a big star in Marathi film industry so I had doubts initially how will the equation be like. But he is very humble, giving and has no air around him of a star. We became good friends,” she adds.

Anjana plays the role of a “simple yet complicated” girl who has her own “ups and downs” in life. The actress has previously worked in Telugu and Punjabi films and feels that Marathi cinema gives a lot of scope for an actor to perform. “There is tremendous scope for an actor to perform here. I don’t think I have a done a stronger character than this one ever before in my career. The range and canvas given to an actor in Marathi film is good.”

Laal Ishq is scheduled to release on May 27.