Bollywood start Sanjay Dutt is set to introduce two new faces during his upcoming film Torbaaz - TV actor Lizaa Malik and south Indian actor Sneha Namanandi, according to a Hindustan Times report.
The report said that while Liza Malik has appeared in a few TV shows, Sneha Namanand has worked in several Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movies.
The story is based on Afghanistan and is directed by Girish Malik of Jal. Torbaaz is a story about child suicide bombers in Afghanistan who have been trained to believe that killing is a virtue and brings glory in the afterlife.
Talking about her debut, Liza said in a press statement: “Since it was Sanju sir’s film and I am a big fan of him … I didn’t mind playing the character role in that other than playing the lead but I would look forward to do more films with him...he is a wonderful person to work with maybe one of the most humble person I have ever come across.”
Liza plays the role of an Afghan girl and trained with language experts to hone her language skills.
According to her, her debut Bollywood role was anything but glamorous and she said: “I did not want to use any make up at all, because I felt it would not suit my character and I wanted to be as real as possible.”
Sneha meanwhile also plays an Afghan woman in the film which was being shot in Kyrgyzstan.
Talking about sharing the screen with Sanjay, Sneha said in a press statement: “I’ve admired Sanjay Dutt’s work and loved his performances since childhood. His looks the way he talks and conducts himself, his overall personality is so mesmerizing. I’ve always aspired to work with him and this is a dream come true. He’s an amazing co-star to work with. I completely look up to him, especially for how he has fought all the negativity in his life and has started a new innings in his career. He’s an inspiration to me”.
“I feel blessed to have a personality that easily moulds into the characters I’m chosen to play. It must have been the director’s vision of me playing an Afghan that has translated into me having made people confused of my origin,” she added on being mistaken for an Afghan woman on set.
Sneha, who has featured in more than a dozen Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, has appeared in several music videos as well.