Fatima Sana Shaikh, star of the 1990s comedy Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, says “there was no bullying on social media”


Fatima Sana Shaikh stars Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (courtesy fatimasanashaikh)


  • “The technology was very new,” Fatima said of the 1990s era.
  • “So everything seemed sweet and romantic,” he added.
  • “There was no instant messaging like today,” he also said.

New Delhi:

There is a certain romance and sweetness to the 1990s that was free from the hassles of social media saturation, believes Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari actress Fatima Sana Shaikh, for whom playing hide and seek with her friends is the most part. memorable from the past. was.

Shaikh, who stars in the 1990s comedy Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, said the information explosion of the digital age contrasts with the slower and less corrupt decade that saw the advent of the Internet.

“There was technological development at the time, but it was not corrupted. There was no bullying on social media. The technology was very new, so everything seemed sweet and romantic.”

“There were phones, there was no instant messaging like today. We didn’t used to be bothered by technology back then. Now we are looking for a detox,” the 28-year-old actor told PTI in an interview.

Shaikh, who was a child actor in popular movies like Chachi 420 (1997) and One 2 Ka 4 (2001), said that when he was not on a film set, he spent all his time playing with friends.

“I have very fond memories of playing hide-and-seek and a game of Kho-Kho with my friends. Children find a playground anywhere, it can be a street or a construction site,” he added.

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari It is billed as an unlikely comedy about a wedding detective on a hunt turned into a chase game and the actor said he tackled the project because of the script.

Directed by Abhishek Sharma of Tere bin laden Y Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, the film also stars Manoj Bajpayee and Diljit Dosanjh.

“It’s a fun movie and it has actors as good as Manoj sir and Diljit. Abhishek Sharma is a good director with promises that make you feel like the movie will be good.”

Shaikh plays Tulsi, who according to her brother, wedding detective Mangal (Bajpayee) is the perfect Indian woman. But he doesn’t realize that she has a different side to her personality that emerges after meeting Suraj (Dosanjh).

The actor said the definition of what it means to be an Indian woman has undergone many changes over the years and women today are becoming more independent of the stereotypes imposed on them.

“We have always had progressive Bharatiya naris in the audience. In each generation, there are women who were a little different and were labeled as marginalized. But now there is more acceptance, okay. Today, more and more women are independent and progressive.” said.

“I think I fall into that category of outcast,” he joked.

Shaikh will also be seen in Anurag Basu’s silly comedy. Ludo, which launched on Netflix on Thursday.


She plays the sweet, manipulative and goal oriented Pinky to Rajkummar Rao’s “emotional fool”, Aalu.

Speaking of his character, the actor said: “Pinky will ask for help, he will say thanks, then he will fight, then he will come back for help to say thanks, but he will get what he wants.”

Shaikh said Basu doesn’t give the actors the full script as he doesn’t want them to come on set “too prepared.”

“We got to know what the scenes of the day were in the morning, so it wasn’t like we weren’t totally disoriented. When he sat with us, he argued, explained, if you didn’t understand he would tell you again.

“I told him I was having a hard time learning the lines and he was like, ‘Please give me the script beforehand and we’ll do whatever you want when I get to set.’ So he gave me the script.”

They worked together to understand each other’s styles, he further said.

“He does it because he wants some ‘magic’ in the scene. When you watch the movie, you see that no reaction feels fake, it’s very spontaneous.”

With Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari Addressing a theatrical release amid the coronavirus pandemic on November 15, Shaikh said she is happy that people can see her work after two years, regardless of the medium.

His latest release Hindostan thugs, which was touted as one of the biggest event films of 2018, received extreme reviews and crashed upon its release.

“It’s been a long time since my movies came out. What’s important is that people see my work. When I found out that ” Suraj … ” will be released in theaters, I was very I know the pandemic is still here, but now people really want to get out of their homes.

“We have to turn a new page. The cinema is basically an escape. You watch movies at home, but that’s another thing, there are many things in the head. But in a movie theater, all your attention is on the screen,” she said.

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari It also features Annu Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Seema Pahwa, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Nehha Pendse, Manuj Sharma, Neeraj Sood, Abhishek Banerjee, Vijay Raaz, Karishma Tanna, and Vanshikha Sharma.

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