Debutant Sapna Pabbi says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt was often present on the sets of 'Khamoshiyan' and would sometimes scold her to get a better performance out of her in the supernatural-erotica.
Sapna (24) was last seen on Anil Kapoor's TV series '24'. 'Khamoshiyan', also starring Gurmeet Choudhary in his Bollywood debut and 'Fukrey' star Ali Fazal, is co-produced by Bhatt's Vishesh Films.
"Bhatt saab and me had our on-and-off days. We bonded well but he used to scold me to get a better performance out of me. I think he was initially not sure that I will be able to pull off such a complex role," Sapna told PTI.
"I played a 19-year-old on '24' but my character in 'Khamoshiyan' was very different and difficult. So, I could understand their dilemma. My director along with Bhatt saab moulded me into Meera. Bhattji was always present on the set," Sapna said.
The actress, however, is elated to be a Bhatt camp heroine.
"It feels great to be a Bhatt heroine. I couldn't have asked for anything better as a start. Every film of Bhatts is a hit. They put faith in me. It is a lovely and confident feeling," she said.