Banita Sandhu On Her Limited Screen Time In 'Bridgerton', 'You Have To Put Your Ego To The Side'

In a recent interview, Banita Sandhu opened up about her limited screen time in the Netflix original series, 'Bridgerton', and also revealed how she landed in the role.


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Banita Sandhu On Her Limited Screen Time In 'Bridgerton', 'You Have To Put Your Ego To The Side'

Banita Sandhu is known for her role as 'Shiuli' in Shoojit Sircar’s critically acclaimed film, October, co-starring Varun Dhawan. Talking about her career graph, she has also made her way to Hollywood by making her appearance in the third season of the Netflix original series, Bridgerton. Apart from this, the actress has also been seen in movies like Sardar Udham, Adithya Varma, Pandora, and many others. Later, she was also seen with singer, AP Dhillion in the track, With You

Banita Sandhu talks about her 'limited’ role in 'Bridgerton'

Now, in an exclusive chat with News18 Showsha, Banita Sandhu opened up about her role of 'Miss Sita Malhotra' in the third season of Bridgerton. Although, she got widespread attention for her role, Banita's fans believe she could have been given a better storyline. When asked about this, she mentioned that she would never do 'large roles' in 'rubbish' projects. Elaborating her point, she said:

“Sometimes, you have to put your ego to the side. I was just so grateful to be a part of that show. It was never about, ‘Oh, this character has a limited screen time’. There were so many bonuses that came out of that.”

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Banti Sandhu says she was a fan of 'Bridgerton'

In the same conversation, the 27-year-old actress revealed that since the acclaimed production was from Netflix, she never wanted to say no, despite the screen timings. Banita admitted that she herself was a great fan of the show and the opportunity, to even be part of the show is a huge one for her. She continued:

“It’s the biggest TV show on Netflix. Who would say no to that? If they’re inviting you to come be on set, work with this amazing team, dress up in these beautiful costumes and be a part of a Shondaland production, you would be stupid to say no to that! I’ve always said since the beginning of my career that I would rather do something that’s great than a large role in something that’s rubbish. Bridgerton is the biggest show on Netflix. It was a no-brainer! It’s Bridgerton! I was such a big fan of the show. As a fan, just to get to the set and meet everyone and read all of the script for the next season was a dream come true, in all honesty.”

Banita on how she became a part of 'Bridgerton'

Banita explained how she got the opportunity to be part of 'Bridgerton', she was on a holiday with her family and got a call to audition for the show. She did the audition, and two days later, her agent told her that she got the part. But for the same, Banita needed to come back to London. Soon, she left her family behind and came back to the UK. The entire process took place very quickly.

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Banita then explained what, according to her, the show was all about. She mentioned that it received immense love and admiration from audiences across the globe, not just for its storyline but also for its costumes and sets. Thus, talking about the same, Banita narrated:

“Bridgerton is a big hair and make-up show. The whole process would take about probably two hours. The hair and make-up would take an hour-and-a-half and then the costumes would take another good half hour. There’s so much detailing that goes into it. The accessories – right from the earrings and the bags to the head pieces that goes with the wig – also have to be kept in mind.”

What do you think about Banita's revelation regarding her role in 'Bridgerton'? Let us know!

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