Telugu movie act to TV advertisements, and web-series like Ladies Room and The Family Man, Shreya Dhanwanthary was still waiting for a role to reckon with. She waited for a role like the one she played in Scam 1992. Playing college girl Shailu in Telugu film Sneha Geetham in 2010. A Viral Wedding in Prime Video and now Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story on SonyLIV. Shreya Dhanwanthary was in the industry for a decade, but nothing special until Scam 1992 of SonyLIV
Shreya Dhanwanthary, 29, plays the complex role of the journalist Sucheta Dalal in the Hansal Mehta-directed Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Scam story 1992.
When She did Ladies Room in TV miniseries, 2016 with Yash Raj Films became a big thing, and was critically acclaimed, too. But people didn’t put together that it was the same girl from a Samsung phone TV commercial and the lesbian rock chick from a Fastrack commercial.
She came in 2019 film Why Cheat India opposite Emraan Hashmi, a role in the much-talked-about Manoj Bajpayee-starrer web-series Family Man in 2019 but yes things shifted in a phenomenal way only since Scam 1992 was released on SonyLIVE says Hyderabad-born Dhanwanthary.
She performed on the stage from the age of four in school. A self-confessed bored, who gets all her information from books, the old-fashioned way, she would balance science and the performing arts. She started modeling while pursuing an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, and to pay the bills in Mumbai, otherwise, she says, she was a useless model.
While juggling fashion weeks and advertisement shoots, she signed her first Telugu film Sneha Geetham in 2010, where she plays a college girl Shailu. The director held a statewide talent hunt, so she applied. It helped that the director Madhura Sreedhar Reddy was an alumnus of my college. She was inexperienced, didn’t even know how to apply make-up, says Dhanwanthary, who then signed the Telugu-film Josh but it was released in 2009, a year before Sneha.
Dhanwanthary had been waiting for a role like the one she played in Scam 1992. People had told her that everything the show was offering — the premise, the unknown cast, etc., a lesser-known streaming platform — would work against it.
She is so glad that Scam broke all those notions, debunking the myth that only a certain subject can work on the OTT spectrum, or what a star cast needs to look like, says Dhanwanthary, who will next be seen in the web-series Family Man Season 2 and Mumbai Diaries 26/11 on Prime Video.
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