What Knocked Sonali Bhendre Out Of The Running?
Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre entered cinema at a time when the film industry was the only gateway to fame and fortune for single girls. Twenty years on the scene has changed with hundreds of satellite channels and the coming of the internet. She was your typical beauty with flawless complexion and a charming smile and her bold role in Amol Palekar’s Marathi film ‘Anahat’ earned her a lot of appreciation. But Sonali never broke into the big time and now is content playing a reality show judge on TV. Telling us the reasons she says, “At times I do get interesting film offers but they require too much of my time. My son Ranveer is my priority now and I am a hands-on mother.” But with the kind of films being made and her co-actors Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan making the most of their time doesn’t she feel she is missing out on good roles? “My forte was always underplaying. I might consider taking up some interesting role but it will depend on a lot of factors. As of now, my theatre gives me that satisfaction.” Her flawless looks and perfect shape made her one of the hottest stars then and even today after 10 years of marriage and a seven-year-old son Sonali still defies her age.