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“I had to even learn how to sit and walk like her”, says Anupriya Goenka on playing a female character in the 60’s era in Sultan of Delhi

The road to power, a heart-warming friendship and the charm of the 60s, Disney+ Hostar’s upcoming power-packed series, Sultan Of Delhi has it all. Based on the book, Sultan of Delhi: Ascension by Arnab Ray, the series is produced by Reliance Entertainment and Directed by Milan Luthria and Co-Directed and Co-written by Suparn Verma. Reimagining the charm of old India and creating a visual spectacle on-screen, Milan Luthria marks his OTT directorial debut with this larger than life mass entertainer, ‘Sultan Of Delhi” which is all set to release on 13th October 2023. The series stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anjumm Shharma, veteran actor Vinay Pathak alongside Nishant Dahiya and the ladies Anupriya Goenka, Mouni Roy, Harleen Sethi and Mehreen Pirzada, making for a perfect ensemble cast.

While some roles and characters are easy to play, some roles are quite challenging and require ample amounts of preparation and it’s even more difficult when the character is from the past era or the future that no one has seen. Sultan of Delhi is set against the backdrop of the 60’s in India and Anupriya Goenka had to play a woman with a strong personality from the vintage era. She shares how she got into the character’s skin

Talking about playing Shankari Devi, Anupriya Goenka said, “She is a very sexy woman. I practiced walking like her and sitting like how she does. She uses her sexuality to her advantage and embraces. I wanted to make her look elegant also. The styling really helped in and all credits for that should most certainly go to Jia and Amruta, the costume designers. They were very enthusiastic and extremely giving and collaborative. Though Milan sir had a certain vision about Shankari, he had put no bars on the costume and was willing to experiment as much as possible. He kept saying that Shankari was one of his favorite characters. It was very delicious to imbibe her style and not only wear those costumes but also be comfortable in them. I think I had to transform myself from being the Anupriya that I am to Shankari in terms of her appeal, her mannerisms, her naughtiness and her being bad but still enjoying it.”

Sultan of Delhi is set to stream, 13th October, 2023 onwards, exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar

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