Ankur Bhatia has been garnering much praise for his role as Sushmita Sen’s hot-headed brother Sangram Singh in the hit webseries Aarya. The DisneyplusHotstar series that marked the former beauty queen’s return to acting after 10 years showed an interesting equation between the screen siblings. And while Sushmita wowed critics and fans with her turn as Aarya, Ankur as Sangram was much-acclaimed too. But more than just the compliments, Ankur is thrilled to have worked with an amazing star like Sushmita Sen, with whom he bonded well off screen too.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ankur Bhatia in stills from Sarbjit
Interestingly, Ankur seems to have a strong karmic connection with former beauty queens when it comes to his screen outings. So, while he worked with the former Miss Universe in Aarya, he has earlier also co-starred with former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Yes, the actor had played the gorgeous star’s screen husband Baldev in Sarbjit (2016). But that’s not all. The actor was also a part of Zanjeer (2013) that starred yet another beauty queen – former Miss World Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Talking about working with the Bollywood divas – Sushmita, Aishwarya and Priyanka – the Haseena Parkar actor says, “They all are brilliant at what they do. It was a great experience working with each one of them. They are all towering personalities and I have huge respect for all of them and their achievements. I most recently worked with Sushmita Sen and I found her to be a very strong, genuine, extremely warm and a loving woman. She is an amazing person and a very good actor. We did workshops together and scene studies before we started filming the series and that’s how I got to know her personally. I really had a great time working with her.”
The actor is currently prepping to work on his first Hollywood project.