Bollywood shoots in City
Srinagar, Oct 9: Kashmir born Bollywood actor Sanjay Suri has returned to his roots to shoot for his upcoming film Megha. On Friday he was seen shooting with his co stars Juhi Chawla and Manisha K...
Srinagar, Oct 9: Kashmir born Bollywood actor Sanjay Suri has returned to his roots to shoot for his upcoming film Megha. On Friday he was seen shooting with his co stars Juhi Chawla and Manisha Koirala on the Jhelum banks in the City.
The Bollywood team said they were contended with shooting in Srinagar adding that media outside was projecting a "negative image of the Valley."
"We didn't find any such tense situation here as they (media outside) projects outside," Juhi flanked by Manisha told mediamen during sidelines of the shooting.
Wearing a Shalwar-Kameez, Juhi walked the picturesque banks for a Megha shoot.
Later talking to reporters she said "Kashmir was a truly beautiful place and she was enjoying the shooting here."
Manisha had similar views to share.
As about the Kashmiri actor Sanjay Suri, he seemed nostalgic of his past in the Valley.
Sanjy said he lived in the Valley till 1990 and was a Tyndale Biscoe alumni. After this, Sanjay said, he had joined Gandhi College.
Sanjay hails from Mander Bagh area of the City and spent some 19 years of his life in Kashmir before the migration.
He is the youngest of three siblings, having an older brother, named Raj Suri, and sister, Vandana.
Living in Srinagar he developed a strong love for nature and the outdoors.
As a child Sanjay was a squash player and was on his school and state teams.
When Sanjay moved to New Delhi in 1990, he joined the glamour world of modelling. He modelled for a large number of companies including Gillette, Nilkamal Furniture, Times of India, and Philishave, Nescafe & Neelkamal funrnitures.
1999 witnessed Sanjay's breakthrough in Bollywood with a supporting role in the movie Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, co-starring Rinke Khanna and Dino Morea. Although the movie flopped, Sanjay was noticed.
With his next films, Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001), Filhaal… and the musical Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002) Sanjay proved his mettle as a fine actor.
In Pinjar co-starring Urmila Matondkar he got rave reviews but it wasn't until Jhankaar Beats later that year that he became popular. His role alongside Juhi Chawla was greatly appreciated.
Slowly he got more roles in movies but his movies flopped continuously. Despite the failure of his films, his performances continued to be appreciated.
In 2005 he proved all his detractors wrong when he delivered a critically acclaimed performance in My Brother… Nikhil, as a homosexual AIDS victim, once again co-starring Juhi Chawla.
The movie received unanimous praise among Indian film critics.
As for now, Sanjay is again trying his luck with co-star Juhi in Megha.