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Sanam’s ‘Zindaga Gulzar Hai’ character inspired me: Alia Bhatt

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Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has revealed that she drew inspiration from Sanam Saeed’s character in ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ when preparing for her latest film ‘Kalank’.

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In a recent interview, Alia said that her director Abhishek Varman asked her to watch ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ and that her character, Roop, in pre-partition drama ‘Kalank’ is similar to Kashaf.

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“I watched a lot of old films like Mughal-E-Azam and Umrao Jaan to get an understanding of grace and body language. I had to clean my Hindi as I am speaking Urdu (in the film). Abhishek asked me to watch ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’,” Alia said in an interview to Press Trust of India.

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“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 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. Abhishek kept saying that I should be irritating,” she added.

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Sanam Saeed responded to Alia’s comments on Twitter and said, “If this isn’t made up news, I’m tickled pink. Best wishes.”

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