Sanam Saeed’s talent is reaching far and wide, enough for Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt to draw inspiration from it. As reported by DNA India, Bhatt turned towards Saeed’s character from Zindagi Gulzar Hai to prepare for her upcoming pre-partition drama film, Kalank.

According to Bhatt, the character of Kashaf goes through the same ordeals her character will experience in the film. “Abhishek asked me to watch Zindagi Gulzar Hai. The character of the girl (Kashaf played by Sanam Saeed) in the show is very much how [my character] Roop will deal with the situation,” she said.

“She has responsibility on her shoulders so she is not always a happy person. She is vulnerable yet strong. It is difficult (to bring so many) layers – unhappy, vulnerable and strong to a character,” she added.

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Bhatt also revealed how she thoroughly watched old films like Mughal-e-Azam and Umrao Jaan to further improve her Urdu, and to carry herself in a graceful manner.

Following the news, Saeed responded on Twitter with joy, and best wishes for the actor.


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