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YAANEEA BHARADWAJ STAR OF ZOYA AKHTAR’S WEB SERIES “MADE IN HEAVEN”

Insisting that her foray into the world of performing arts was not a flash-in-the-pan decision, a Science student , Yaaneea Bharadwaj says that it’s her passion & love for the craft of acting which is the prime factor that attracts her to be a part of Bollywood

“Being a good actor is my focus, I am here to act” states Yaaneea.

Yaaneea who has been a theatre artist and a known face for TV commercial, is receiving accolades for her role in Excel Entertainments new Amazon Prime Special ‘Made In Heaven’. The show is a Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti creation and is a multi-director web-series.

Yaaneea nails the character ‘Sukhmani’ in episode number 5- ‘A Marriage of Convenience’ with a spectacular performance.. She plays a small town Punjabi girl who desires to go and live in America but has to settle for a green card husband who is impotent. Heavily inspired old Bollywood actresses, not well educated, loud make up & dressing aptly describes her character “I had to behave completely opposite to myself Playing Sukhmani was a beautiful experience. I am totally opposite to her. I am very calm composed person, not at all loud in nature. It was challenge & I loved it”

“Although most of my dialogues were in Hindi I had to prepare myself for a Punjabi accent while speaking Hindi for which I used to converse in Punjabi with all my friends starting a 10-15 days prior to the shoot. I even gained 4kgs of weight in order to look perfect for my part as she’s a typical Punjabi girl” adds Yaaneea

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While the actress is over the moon with the recognition her character “Sukhmani” is receiving, Yaaneea wants to experiment with her roles “I don’t want to be type casted. I want to be play different roles for that matter characters which have never been played before. Infact, I love playing dark edgy roles which is absolutely opposite to my character in Made In Heaven. I can take roles & do justice with them, research is my forte”

A professionally trained Gymnastics And Taekwondo, Yaaneea also happens to be the first female actor in India to do Nunchucks with Hrithik Roshan in a television commercial.

She started her journey as a theatre artist with Salim Arif. She later performed in many plays of Gulzar & did Neeraj Kabi’s workshops which transforms her into an actor “Acting has been an obsession and passion, for me it was never a job, it was my calling. I love global cinema, every day I watch atleast 1 film of different language. I love it”

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