Riding high on the success of Dharavi Bank where she played the docile daughter of Thalaivan, “Parvathy”, Sandhya Shetty is excited & looking forward to her Malayalam debut in Priyadarshan’s directorial “Corona Papers”* which happens to be her second rendezvous with the director.
Her 1st experience with this legend of a director in Tamil Film “Nimir” saw her dancing for the title song “Povukku”, “Working with Priyadarshan sir is an honour. He is a gurukul, I learnt so much from him during the course of my shoot, he is one of the few directors who knows the nerves of the audience & delivers exactly that to them”
Her last OTT outing which also happens to be her OTT debut fetched her much deserved applause for her acting prowess. An extremely focused and passionate actor, Sandhya just completed a hectic schedule of 45 days of shoot in Kochi for Corona Papers & the actress fell in love with the beauty of the city, she definitely is going for the “Mollywood” vibe more. While she was shooting for hours & hours, she managed to steal some time to explore the city, its culture & its cuisine.
Her unfulfilled dream of becoming an Army officer or a Cop in real life got its way through the cinema ”. She has enjoyed wearing the uniform and experienced the joy of being a tough cop and her karate training has surely helped her in this role “In a man’s world where women are timid, I wish to empower everyone playing the role of a cop.
With Corona Papers, I aim to create awareness about “Nofear” amongst women ”. Shetty is a bunt and speaks Tullu language but Malayalam was definitely a tough language to crack, she calls it the French of South language with crazy tongue twisters.
From being a supermodel to her 22 years of karate career and making India proud with a Commonwealth Gold medal in 2015 she is now exploring the world of cinema. In the past she has spelled her magic in Bengali film “Kaal” with National award-winning Director Bappaditya Bandhopadhyay and enjoyed the Bengali streak of creativity.
As an actor, Sandhya loves doing all kinds of cinema and finds language no barrier. She wants to explore Bollywood, Marathi and South Films and also taste the other side of the world “Hollywood”. As an Asian actor, world cinema is definitely her calling and she feels the west needs to give way for multiracial talented actors and create equal opportunity for all. She loves Bollywood and being a Mumbai girl, she has grown up watching Hindi movies and now wants to leave a mark with her powerful roles in the films she does
While the photos are shot by Aslam Shaikh, hair & makeup by Apoorva Sansetwar & styling by Mehul Shrimanker (Oraios Design studio)