Model Sandra Simon has bagged a plum role in the Jayasurya-starrer Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS). Says Sandra, “I was passionate about acting since childhood. It was the reality show, Midukki, on the small screen that became my launchpad.” Apparently, she had got the offer for Ranjith Shankar’s Punyalan Agarbattis too. ” However I was not confident to handle a lead role at that time. Now I feel the time is right,” she says.
So, how did she land a meaty role in LBS. “After participating in the reality show, I had gone back to my college in Bangalore. It was then that Midukki’s producer Satheesh Kumar suggested my name to Jayasurya and he was more than happy to take me on board. I play Thara, a naive and simple nurse from a middle class family, who is not interested in getting married. But owing to circumstances, she agrees for a pennu kanal, and there forms the rest of the plot,” says Sandra.