With learnings and experiences of over 15 years in theatre, Surekha Sikri is a proud three-time recipient of the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, crediting her roles in Tamas (1988), Mammo (1995), and Badhaai Ho (2018). On 16 July this year, she breathed her last and eventually succumbed due to cardiac arrest.
This veteran actor will have her last film released, named ‘Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai’. The film also stars Jassie Gill, Surbhi Jyoti, and Vijay Raaz among others, and will be released on Zee5.
The film is based on the real-life incident when ‘Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai’ was written on a currency note, and it went viral. According to the makers, “Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai, set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, is about a young man Sintoo who falls in love with Sonam Gupta, the town’s heartbeat and a girl way out of his league. The story unfolds when Sonam reciprocates his feelings, leaving Sintoo all the more confused. What follows is a comedy of errors where a line written on a note goes viral and starts a chain of events.”
— ZEE5 (@ZEE5India) August 19, 2021
Surekha, who was last seen in Netflix’s Ghost stories, had her presence on television too, of a great run. Be it Banegi Apni Baat (1993-1997), Just Mohabbat (1996-2000), Saat Phere (2006-2009), Ek tha Raja, Ek thi Rani (2015-2017), or her ever iconic, Balika Vadhu (2008-2016).
In cinemas too, she has a record of appearing in over 30 multilingual films, reflecting the various shades of uncommon characters over the years. It would be exciting and emotional at the same time to see her on-screen with this one.