Actress Sapna Pabbi, who is making her Bollywood debut with Vishesh Films' Khamoshiyan, says intimate scenes in the film were not difficult for her to pull off, and instead, it was the emotional scenes which were challenging.
The supernatural erotica, which has abundant steamy and bold
scenes, features Sapna Pabbi in a lead role as a conniving
seductress Meera, and Ali Fazal as Kabir, a writer in search of a
story. Gurmeet Choudhary plays Meera's husband Jaidev in the
"Intimate scenes were not difficult. The difficult scenes for me
in the film were the heavy emotional ones," Sapna told IANS in an
"There were times when I cried all day on set. I couldn't stop
crying, it was a very emotionally heavy scene I had done with
Gurmeet one day. It was really difficult for me to snap out of
Meera's character," she added.
Sapna Pabbi, who is known for her role as Kiran Rathod in
espionage drama TV series "24", finds her journey from TV to
"It was because of '24' that I got Khamoshiyan and a
lot of other things also. It was four months after '24' that I
signed my first film. It's been unreal. I've got great friends in
Mumbai. I couldn't have asked for a better journey," said the
24-year-old Bollywood debutante.
Speaking about her attachment with the film, which released
Friday, Sapna said: "Khamoshiyan is close to my heart. I'm
very overwhelmed and the film has been a great gift to me."
Her dark and mysterious character in the film has a lot of
secrets and is "very complex".
"Meera is a very complex character. She has a lot of different
layers and shades to her personality. She carries a lot of dark
secrets from her past. She likes to play mind games and she is very
dark and mysterious," she said.
Asked if she would still want to work for TV, having already
made a Bollywood breakthrough, the Khamoshiyan actress
said she wouldn't mind and would be happy to "break the barrier"
between Bollywood and TV.
"In Hollywood, everybody acts in films and then they act for TV,
so I feel somebody has to break that barrier in Bollywood.
"Acting is acting, no matter where you do it, whatever the
medium may be. I hope Bollywood and the Indian TV industry break
that ice. It'd be nice to see more filmy faces on TV," she
Sapna also expressed her fascination of veteran actress Rekha
and her talent.
"The roles with more depth attract me. I'm in love with roles
that Rekha ma'am has pulled off in the past. Khoon Bhari
Maang is my favourite film and Rekha ma'am is my favourite
"The great thing about her is that she used to stand out in the
scenes all the time and she still does. I'd love to do roles that
have more personality to them rather than the look on screen," she
Although she is a "huge fan" of superstar Shahrukh Khan, Sapna
also appreciates Manoj Bajpayee's work.
"I'm a huge Shahrukh Khan fan. I've watched his films more than
anybody else's. And, I'm a huge fan of Manoj Bajpayee too," Sapna