When we are speaking about the movie ‘Dangal’ we can’t really forget to speak about the cute little girl Suhani Bhatnagar who portrayed the role of the younger Babita Kumari and made audiences to fall for her.
Sanya Malhotra has been in the limelight ever since she signed ‘Dangal’ for playing the role of adult Babita but the role of Suhani cannot be ignored. The equally deserving actress Suhani Bhatnagar didn’t seem to receive much attention from the press or media during the release of ‘Dangal’, but Suhani has proved her worth and eventually as talent doesn’t need paparazzi often.
Let’s move on to find out some lesser known facts about Suhani Bhatnagar, the cute and little starlet:
1. A Punjabi born in Faridabad, Haryana
12-year old Suhani Bhatnagar is born in a Punjabi family and lives in Faridabad, Haryana.
Suhani Bhatnagar is currently a student of Delhi Public School, Faridabad.
3. Support from family
Suhani is blessed to have wonderful parents in her life. They have always supported in her every decisions.
4. Modelling career
Suhani started her career with print modelling for brands like Monte Carlo much before making an appearance in ‘Dangal’.
5. Took 6 months leave from school for Dangal
After her first day at school post-Dangal’s release, Suhani said to media regarding the overwhelming response she received from her peer group in her school, and said
“It was my first day at school today. It was a different atmosphere in the school. I got a lot of positive reaction from everyone and it was quite overwhelming. The amount of love, affection and support that my teachers and Principal have shown is commendable. The training that I was supposed to go through required me to take 6 months of leave but I am thankful to everyone for being so supportive and I didn’t face any problem regarding getting them approved”.
6. Brilliant in studies
On being asked about whether shooting for the film affected her studies, the 12-year old Suhani said:
“Along with extra curriculum activities, studies have also been a priority for my parents. I am now in standard 7th. While I was shooting for Dangal I was in Class 6th. After the shoot got over, I appeared for my final exams and scored 92.6%. Even though it sounds great but I know I could have done much better than this. It is very rare that we hear this from someone at a very young age but I believe this is the right age for me to start thinking about my career plans. I want to prepare myself for future endeavours”.
7. Suhani’s Dangal audition
The entire story Suhani shares with the media regarding her selection for the role of Babita and said:
“I was approached by someone for giving a trial for the auditions in Delhi. I went there and got a call from the casting director Mukesh Chabbra. I went to Mumbai. Performed some scenes with Aamir Khan. He liked my acting skills and it was then that I had to undergo fitness and medical tests as the role demanded me to be a wrestler”.
8.From a non filmy background
Suhani comes from a non filmy background, it proves how talented she is, that she bagged the role for Dangal.
9. Planning to shift Mumbai
Suhani is planning to shift to Mumbai to get more career opportunities in coming days.