Fatima Sana Shaikh has earned a lot of love and praise for her amazing performance in Amazon Prime Video’s anthology series, Modern Love Mumbai as ‘Lali’ in ‘Raat Rani’. Not only that, her role in Nitesh Tiwari’s Dangal was a major breakthrough that alleviated her to the position of unparalleled stardom.
But quite opposed to the popular notion that actors lead a lavish lifestyle and reside in big houses, the actress debunked this by getting candid about her own struggles.
During an interview with Human Of Cinema, Fatima Sana Shaikh recalled her humble beginnings. She shared,”I come from very low middle class family. I come from a place where we used to live in a 1RK on the ground floor which was a parking basement turned into a house. So, it’s been a process. I am proud of myself. It is not like I have purchased a house. I live in a rented house. At least I have crossed the milestones which I wanted to while I was struggling and I am still struggling. This process never stops and the struggle never ends.”
She further added, “You are constantly looking for good work and you are constantly fighting your own instinct – ‘Should I work for money or wait.’ So you also change according to your needs and wants. If I want to pay my bills and loans, I have to do the things I don’t want to do. One has to work for survival. When you have luxury, enough financial safety, only then you can choose to do things that make you happy as an actor. But sometimes you don’t have that choice.”
On the work front, Fatima Sana Shaikh is gearing up for the release of her next film, titled Sam Bahadur. This Meghna Gulzar directorial has made fans quite excited, especially because it stars Vicky Kaushal in the lead. He will portray the role of the late, legendary Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. The plot and characters of this biographical drama are based on the life of Sam Manekshaw.