Sakshi Tanwar says no to a film on ‘prostitution’


Sakshi Tanwar is a known face on small screen. She has worked in a number of saas-bahu dramas. Currently she is acting in ‘Bade Acche Lagte Hain’. Sakshi has been offered a movie dealing with sex workers and human trafficking. However, it is heard that Sakshi has turned down the offer. Maybe she still wants to hold her image of a perfect daughter in law.

The film is directed by Ankush Bhatt. The movie is called ‘Kamathipura’. Well, Sakshi has already done a movie called ‘Mohalla Assi’ with Sunny Deol. It is rumored that Sakshi might leave her TV show ‘Bade Acche Lagte Hain’. In ‘Kamathipura’, Sakshi was offered the role of second lead. Ankush wanted to cast Konkana Sen for the lead role. Konkana has also turned down the offer citing personal issues.

Kamathipura is the name of Mumbai’s oldest and biggest red red light district. It is Asia’s second largest red light district. Earlier it was known as Lal Bazaar.

Sakshi began her career in 1990’s as a television anchor on Doordarshan. She first worked in Tele series ‘Dastoor’. She came to limelight after she played the role of an ideal bahu in mega serial ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’. The serial ran from 2000 to 2008. Since 2011, she has been playing the role of Priya Kapoor in ‘Bade Acche Lagte Hain’.

In 2002, Sakshi acted in a digital film ‘Kahin Door’. The movie was directed by Sandeep Varma. She also did small roles in movies. She did a cameo in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘C Kompany’. She also acted in 2 short movies ‘O Re Manva’ and ‘Bawra Mann’. ‘O Re Manva’ received award for best narrative short story at New York International Film Festival in 2009.

Sakshi also worked as a creative director in the company Positive Thinkerz. It was a production house. She tried her hands at directing and then directed ‘Sammaan Ek Adhikaar’.

Sakshi has received the award of best television actress at a number of award functions like Indian Tely Award for best actress, Big Star most entertaining TV actor, Global Indian Film and TV honours and People’s choice award among other awards. Sakshi has also appeared on the popular game show of KBC a number of times. Also, in a survey conducted by Ormax media, Tanwar was featured in 5 most trust worthy celebrities. Her name appeared along with Madhuri Dixit and Katrina Kaif.


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