Sonali Bendre: I learnt on the job and got away with it, today I wouldn`t have!


Sonali Bendre joins a special episode of`s `Flashback with the Stars.` Looking back at her career in films, the actress says, “I`m not a trained actor, I`ve never done theatre, I`m not a trained dancer. I learnt on the job! Today, I wouldn`t have got a job but at that time they were a little more lenient. You learnt on the job and got away with it. Today newcomers are so prepared, which is great and how it should be! In my old interviews I would say, `If I was a producer, I wouldn`t sign me.` Today I would.”

The actress adds that she dosen`t watch her own movies. “I don`t watch my movies and don`t enjoy watching myself onscreen beyond a pint because it`s done. You are always going to find something that isn`t good enough and I wasn`t good! I don`t live with too many regrets, that was one of the reasons I didn`t watch my movies too much but there are some good movies which are interesting and I get a lot of feedback even today. It`s nice to have had those chances.”

The actress also says being married to a filmmaker she would want to explore life behind the camera. She says, “Behind the camera is the best place to be, but I`m not sure if I`m trained for it or not. I`m just about beginning to enjoy and live in front of the camera fully. Maybe a couple of years to do this  and then explore that option too. I also feel I don`t need to stop being in front of the camera to be behind it and don`t necessarily have to do direction. Having a filmmaker husband and a company that is into content production does help with that creative side.”





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