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Netizens slam Sharmin Segal for comparing her acting to Meena Kumari

By News Desk

June 7, 2024 02:55 PM


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Sharmin Segal, who has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons since the release of Heeramandi, recently drew a comparison between her acting and Meena Kumari's iconic performance in Pakeezah.

This statement once again attracted negative attention from online critics and sparked a new wave of discussion.

In an interview with the ETimes, Sharmin Segal defended her performance in Heeramandi and revealed that she took inspiration from late legendary actress, Meena Kumari.

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She also added that she tried to watch Pakeezah 15 to 16 times before the shoot of Heeramandi. Accepting that it took her a while to get through the film as it was unlike any film she had seen before, Sharmin shared that she tried to inculcate the 'nothingness' of Meena Kumari's performance in her portrayal of 'Alamzeb'.

As always, Sharmin Segal's claims made her a target of trolls, and she got mocked for comparing her acting skills to that of Meena Kumari.

A user wrote, "Only person to bring Meena Kumaris anything to life was Richa, by working on her voice and those sad eyes. She matched her voice to Meena Kumari's poetry she said and really studied it. Meena Kumari was magical onscreen, no one can compare."

 
 
 
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Another commented, "Ye Meena Kumari-ji ke pairon ki dhul khaane ke layak bhi nahi hai. Meena Kumari was sick while shooting Pakeeza and was still so glorious, brought such angst. And this Sharmindgi, with her mama's set, chef's food cannot even move her lip - daffar kahi ki."

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Earlier, Sharmin Segal appeared on The Great Indian Kapil Show with the leading ladies of Heeramandi, including Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Sanjeeda Shaikh. During the same, Kapil jokingly asked Sharmin if she had to audition for the web series as Sanjay Leela Bhansali is her uncle. To this, the actress revealed that she desperately wanted to work with the filmmaker, ignoring the fact that he's her 'mamu'. Thus, she gave sixteen auditions for her selection in the series, and SLB groomed her for an entire year.

 
 
 
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