Ranbir Kapoor played the lead role in Rajkumar Hirani’s 2018 biographical drama Sanju, which was based on the life of Sanjay Dutt. The movie, which also stars Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Anushka Sharma, and others in the main roles, has become a box office success despite being dogged by a number of issues. The movie sparked discussions and was also dubbed a movie to “whitewash” Dutt’s reputation.
Tanna recently admitted that she was jobless for a year following the release of Sanju in an interview. You did really hear correctly! Tanna portrayed Pinky, the girlfriend of Sanju’s best buddy, who eventually boards a flight with the actor. The actress, who appeared in a cameo role, spoke candidly about the unrealized projects. Read on for more information.
In a recent interview, Karishma Tanna recalled a time when, despite the box office success of Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju, she remained unemployed for a solid year. She recently referred to it as the “depressed phase” of her life since she had high hopes for the business but nothing of the sort happened. Tanna revealed that at this difficult moment in her life, she even called business contacts to inquire about her work in Sanju.
Karishma Tanna told Siddharth Kannan, “I thought Sanju, despite the small role, will help me to move forward in life. But, in fact, nothing happened. After the film, whatever response, films or projects I had expected did not arrive. For good seven to eight months or 1 year, I wasn’t working.” Adding, “I had a lot of expectations from the industry that I will get work now (after Sanju). I don’t know, and sometimes you get into the dark hole, (and think) what does life want? What do I do more to showcase my acting?”
“Woh bohot hi mai depressed phase me chali gayi thi (it was a depressed phase). I thought my life is just colourless. I didn’t know what to do with my career. I was messaging people, saying ‘Have you seen Sanju? Did you like my acting?’ My mom is the only one with me. I didn’t feel like telling her because she would be stressed. My mom is sensitive. My friends wouldn’t understand because none are from the industry. I self-motivated myself. Only I know how I have pulled myself up from that phase,” said Karishma Tanna further.
Karishma Tanna married Varun Bangera, her boyfriend, in a private ceremony.