Actress Sidra Batool bagged the ‘Best Actress’ nomination for her performance in Hum TV’s Ishq Humari Galliyon Mein in 2014.

The Umeed diva revealed in an exclusive conversation with The Current that after seeing her work in Pakistani dramas on Indian channel Zee Zindagi, she was approached by mainstream directors for leading roles in A-list Bollywood movies.

She confessed that she regrets turning down the character of Datto in Anand L Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns opposite R Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut. The role required her a language course of three months apart from physical training since the character was of a Haryanvi athlete. Sidra was later replaced by Kangana who already had a role in the film.


Sidra elaborated that her mother didn’t allow her to work in a Bollywood film. The film became a huge blockbuster at won several awards.

Sidra concluded the interview by saying that her mother has promised her that she’ll allow her to take up a film offer in the future, especially if its a sequel of Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

The Bin Roye star launched her YouTube channel recently and promised to stay connected with her fans.