Sanya Malhotra recently played the character of Dr. Eeram in the film Jawan. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Malhotra has explained her decision to take up the role, even though it offered limited screen time.
Malhotra said, "I remembered what Nitesh sir (director Nitesh Tiwari) told me – always remember what you can add to the script and your character. That is always there in my mind when I am approaching a film or a character. It’s never the length. We all knew this was going to be a massive one. And I knew that I’ll be getting to learn so much from my amazing co-actors. Hence, if somebody had told me not to do the film, I would have asked that person to give me a thousand reasons to not do it and I would have still done it. I feel fortunate that I am a part of Jawan."
Talking about her character in the movie, Dr. Eeram, Malhotra added, "Her story is very important. It’s leading us to the second heist. Therefore, I’ll never think about (length of the role)." Malhotra shared that though it was a completely new space for her as an actor, she decided to trust director Atlee's vision for the role and the film.
"If you see any of his films, like Bigil (2019) or Mersal (2017), I know that I have to completely surrender myself to him as I knew this was a space and tone that was completely new to me as an actor. It took me some time to get into Eeram’s character and Atlee sir’s vision for her. I also trusted his vision. Today, we all could see what his vision was. I look for such opportunities as an actor. If we play roles in my comfort zones, toh main kuch naya nahin seekhungi (I won't learn anything new)."
Jawan was released in theatres on September 7 and starred Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi in the central roles with a special appearance by Deepika Padukone. Malhotra will be seen next in Meghna Gulzar's Sam Bahadur alongside Vicky Kaushal and Fatima Sana Shaikh.