Sana Khaan on Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Special Ops’: It’s overwhelming working with the dream director in a dream project
Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Special Ops’ has been garnering praise. The ace filmmaker has earlier helmed movies like ‘A Wednesday’, ‘Special 26’, ‘M.S. Dhoni’, and ‘Baby‘ . For the very first time, ‘Bigg Boss‘ fame and actress Sana Khaan has made her digital debut with this web series. She is over the moon to be part of such a project.
When we asked Sana to throw some light on her character, she said, “She is mysterious but not a grey character. She is the one who is caught in a difficult situation and now she realises that she is in the wrong group and when she met Farooq Ali (Karan Tacker), she realises that she can help him for the mission and the country. I am playing Sonia and this girl is nowhere ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ song, Sonia.”
Sana also said that it was because of Neeraj Pandey only she signed the web series. “He gives so much love and respect. I met Neeraj sir during ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and he was casting for ‘Aiyaary’. I just had 15 minutes conversation with him and he left a strong impact on me. He is such a gem of a person. It is very rare in the industry to find such a person like him. He has positive vibes and a good person which eventually makes him a good director and a writer. He is a superbly talented man. I always dreamt of working with him and for some reason, I couldn’t work with him in ‘Aiyaary’. But when I got a call for ‘Special Ops’, I was overwhelmed. I am very very grateful that he still remembered me and I am part of the project. Working with the dream director in a dream project was very overwhelming.”
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This was my 1st day on shoot in Jordan for “special ops” 26th nov “2019” it was crazyyyyyy cold n this is what I m wearing, it literally gave me goosebumps🥶 We started rolling at 6am this day but the vibe was so good tht I was fresh like a daisy n obv the excitement of working with my fav director 🤗 Whatta memorable day 🤩 @neerajpofficial . . . . #sanakhan #jordan #specialops
Sana said that biopics, true events, women-oriented topics, and thrillers are her favourite genres. “I can watch ‘Special 26‘ more than 26 times. Even I liked ‘A Wednesday’ that mesmerized me,” added Sana.
Talking about ‘Special Ops’, the show has a total of eight episodes that are available in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, and Telugu. The show also includes Kay Kay Menon, Vipul Gupta, Karan Tacker, Meher Vij, and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles. It has started streaming from March 17 on Hotstar.