Actor Suhani Dhanki, essays the part of Princess Laachi in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Porus. She talks about how she came on board and why she loves working with Swastik Productions.
What are the prominent shows you have done?
Mahabharat, Adhuri Kahani Hamari, Piyaa Albela
What prompted you to take up the role?
Swastik has been really amazing. In fact, I started my career with Swastik and I got the confidence to take on more roles because my first experience was so good. Swastik has a warm atmosphere. Every person is very welcoming and approachable and moreover, it is a safe work place.
I was initially apprehensive as I came from quite a protective family. But working with Swastik has made me realise that people behave with you, the way you are with them. I love how their work is.
What special training did you take for your character in the show?
Swastik Productions has left no stone unturned to transform me into a fearless princess. Right from sword fighting, acting classes, horse riding, rowing, swimming, underwater training, they have made sure to train me well.
You started your career as a model and a trained classical dancer how has the journey been?
I have been raised in a family of art lovers. I started my career as a classical dancer when I was really young. When I grew older, my mother took me to my Guru, Dr. Sandhya Purechaji and after I met her, my life changed.
I decided to pursue acting only after completing my studies. And then, after my masters and law degree, I started going for auditions and I did the other two shows. The journey has been gratifying.
You have earlier worked in a Mahabharat also what difference you find working in a historical show. Share your experience.
My acting choices have been quite diverse. I started my career in mythology in Mahabharat and after that, I played a naagin in Adhuri Kahani Hamari. Following this, I played a dancer in Piya Albela and after that, I am doing Porus which is a historical show.
The best part is, my look in each of the shows is so different that I don’t think my family recognised me at times!
How is it working with Swastik Productions and who do you bond the most on set with?
I bond with a lot of people from the unit, but the most with my folks in the Dasyu world. We have so much fun chatting and obviously, we are a lot more connected, as we work together. Shraddha plays my mother’s character so I bond well with her and Ashlesha.
What are your hobbies and any phobia if you have please share.
I love dancing, reading and writing. I love music, it’s the most liberating form of entertainment. Also I love adventure sports but not ones related to water. I love hiking, rafting and all other random adventure things.