Sonal Vengurlekar insecure about new female lead in 'Saam Daam Dand Bhed'?

Nov 08, 2017, 21:39 IST | Letty Mariam Abraham

Sonal Vengurlekar of Saam Daam Dand Bhed finds herself in an unenviable position. Sources from the unit inform that the actor, who has been paired opposite Bhanu Uday in the political drama, is unhappy with the screen time allotted to her.

Sonal Vengurlekar
Sonal Vengurlekar

Says a source, "Considering she plays the female lead, one would assume that she has enough screen time. But she is barely called for shoots. Bhanu is taking the story ahead and is shooting for almost 25 days a month. On the other hand, Sonal is called on the set for three to four days in a month." The source adds that since Vengurlekar has signed up for this show, she is contractually bound and cannot take up other offers.

What makes matters worse for her is the addition of a new female lead in the form of Aishwarya Khare. While Vengurlekar plays Uday's love interest in the show, the latter will be seen tying the knot with Khare eventually. "Sonal has been feeling insecure about her position as the female lead. The story will now focus on Bhanu and Aishwarya's romance."

However, the actor of Shastri Sisters fame offers a different narrative. Admitting that she wasn't happy with the arc of her character initially, Vengurlekar claims her role will become complex as the drama moves forward. "I was initially concerned that my dates are not being utilised. But the makers explained that my character will develop once Bhanu and I severe ties, and go on to marry different people," she says.

Question her on Khare's entry in the drama and she states, "It [the show] was always supposed to have two heroines. I was just concerned about how that would affect my character. We were told right at the start that Bhanu's journey will be the focal point of the story. My role is just getting interesting."

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