In a two-year-long career in the entertainment industry, Sanchita Puri has featured in various commercials, short films and web shows. Best remembered as Anjali from ZEE5’s The Final Call and as Aarzoo from the ALTBalaji web show Baarish, Sanchita made her Bollywood debut with Ginny Weds Sunny streaming on Netflix where she played the lovable character of Prerna. The movie stars Yami Gautam and Vikrant Massey in lead roles. We got involves in a brief conversation with Sanchita to know more about her. Read to find out –
When was the first time you realized your love for the camera?
I had done a play when I was in standard 9th as the protagonist. It was recorded and when I watched myself on screen, I realised that I loved watching myself performing. I would always get very excited when it was about performing in front of the camera. It always fascinated me. When I came to Mumbai and did corporate job for a year, I realised I needed to get to acting again and follow my passion. I did some commercials and felt that my love for the camera was immense. Hence I decided to pursue this as a career, full-time.
How do you think ZEE5’s The Final Call and ALTBalaji’s Baarish helped you profesionally as an actor?
I played Aarzoo in The Final Call, which was a small role, and in Baarish, the character was very different, more of a gossipmonger. I was happy to explore both the spaces and they helped me professionally as an actor.
What are some of the best responses and reviews you have received for your role of Prerna in Ginny Weds Sunny?
The best responses were that they wanted to see more of Prerna on the screen, my character in the film. They felt that my face is adorable and my screen presence is nice. I got a lot of appreciation on that. People also told me that I complimented the character.
What kind of genre appeals to you the most in OTT content?
I like dark comedies, sci-fi, legal drama, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic genres. I would love to do a horror film. I really want to see what goes into the making of a horror movie.
Lastly, where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?
Five years is a long time. In the next two-three years, I see myself working with the best of the directors and do characters where I can explore myself and grow as an actor. I would love to play lead roles in films. The vision is to grow as an artiste.