“It was so special and emotional for me to work with Manoj sir. I was in Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi where we were doing a street play and Manoj sir directed that play. This was like 30 years ago, I was a student. Soon after that he came to Mumbai and when ‘Satya’ was released, for me I was like – ‘I know him, he is my first director, I will meet him when I will become an actor’.
“It was weird that from the time I started working as an actor in Mumbai, I never met him properly and of course, never worked together. But it was on my wishlist to work with Manoj sir or at least meet him as an actor because I was just a student back then with a dream to become an actress. I wanted to meet him once and say ‘sir, you remember, I was that student you directed for a street play!'”
Sakshi feels fortunate to work with Manoj in ‘Dial 100’.
“Really feel fortunate on this, yes it took me 30 years but I am sharing screen space with an iconic actor like Manoj sir and meeting him in capacity of an actor,” added Sakshi, known for several TV series including ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’, ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ among others.
In the film she is playing the wife of Nikhil Sood, played by Manoj.
Directed by Rensil D’Silva, produced by Sony Pictures Films India, ‘Dial 100’ releases on ZEE5 on August 6.