Sonakshi Sinha Reveals How SLB Made Props Act In Heeramandi, Takes Indirect Jibe At Sharmin's Acting

Recently, a video surfaced online in which the 'Heeramandi' cast revealed how Sanjay Leela Bhansali made every prop work on the sets. Netizens wonder if it's a dig at Sharmin Segal's performance.


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Sonakshi Sinha Reveals How SLB Made Props Act In Heeramandi, Takes Indirect Jibe At Sharmin's Acting

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's niece, Sharmin Segal has failed to impress the audience with her acting in Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. The actress has become a target of the nepotism debate and has been criticised for her monotone dialogue delivery. Apart from her acting spree, Sharmin also raised eyebrows for her cold behaviour with her co-stars during interviews and public events.

Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjeeda Shaikh reveal how SLB even made the props to act in Heeramandi

Recently, a netizen shared a video of the Heeramandi cast from their appearance on Netflix's talk show, The Great Indian Kapil Show. In the video, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjeeda Shaikh were seen talking about how Sanjay Leela Bhansali aimed for perfection in every scene and revealed that even the props were made to act during the shoot. Kapil looked quite surprised with the actress' revelations, and Sonakshi revealed that SLB scrutinised every little detail while filmmaking.

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Sharmin Segal's expressionless acting irks netizens

Later in the video, the social media user took a dig at Sharmin Segal's expressionless acting and claimed that the other Heeramandi actresses were making fun of her. The user shared a short clip from the web series, Heeramandi, wherein Aditi Rao Hydari's character informs Sharmin's character that the latter's love interest, 'Tajdar', died. However, Sharmin's expression didn't change a bit, and she stood like a statue there. Poking fun at the same, the social media user mentioned that SLB couldn't teach his niece how to act.

Netizens poke fun at Sharmin Segal's poor acting spree in Heeramandi

Sharmin Segal, who has been a constant target of trolls, once again received a lot of hate after the video surfaced on social media. Many users flooded the post's comment section and pointed out how Sharmin failed to deliver an impressive performance in Heeramandi, despite being one of the leads. A user penned, "Sharminda made everyone sharminda." Another wrote, "Well it's not tough to try. She's not even trying to change her expressions fact her face here looks like she's gonna smile or laugh any moment."

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Sharmin Segal claimed her Heeramandi acting was inspired by Meena Kumari's performance in Pakeezah

Meanwhile, in an interview with the ETimes, Sharmin Segal defended her performance in Heeramandi and revealed that she took inspiration from late legendary actress, Meena Kumari. She also added that she tried to watch Pakeezah 15 to 16 times before the shoot of Heeramandi. Accepting that it took her a while to get through the film as it was unlike any film she had seen before, Sharmin shared that she tried to inculcate the 'nothingness' of Meena Kumari's performance in her portrayal of 'Alamzeb'.

What are your views on Sharmin Segal getting slammed for her poor acting spree?

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