“Every girl should learn martial arts for self defence”-Sandeepa Dhar

Sandeepa Dhar in presence of Pradip Chopra and Himanshu Malik. Pic : iLead

Actress Sandeepa Dhar thinks every woman of all ages should learn self-defense. She strongly advocates women to know how to protect themselves. She plays a police officer in the movie “7 Hours To Go”.  She felt it was important for her to learn a martial art form so that her body language is natural as a cop. Thus she started training in MMA from a highly recommended trainer .7 Hours To Go movie revolves around the story of a man who comes to Mumbai looking for work and is an eyewitness to a murder. He ends up taking seven hostages and has only seven hours to figure out the mystery behind the crime.


Sandeepa made her acting debut in the 2010 Hindi film Isi Life Mein. For her performance in the film, she was nominated for the Film fare Award for Best Female Debut, Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer and Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow. Sandeepa did a cameo in Dabangg 2. Talking about her role Sandeepa says “As an actor we look for roles which are very different. I haven’t done any action role before this. It was fun doing something which is totally different from the way I am as a person. That’s the most amazing thing of being an actor. You get to do things which are completely different from your life and the way you are. That’s the challenge. That’s the fun of acting. If this film wouldn’t have happened I wouldn’t have discovered my love for action. I was fun playing a cop and kicking some ass!” Sandeepa adds, “I started training in MMA and continued to do so. I also discovered that every girl should learn self defense and should get into kickboxing and MMA. It is very important for you to take care of yourself and protect ypurself. You don’t need to be dependent on any man for anything in today’s world.”

Recently, the lead cast of Bollywood thriller movie 7 HOURS TO GO visited iLEAD campus for the promotion of their upcoming film 7 HOURS TO GO. Actor Shiv Pandit, actress Sandeepa Dhar and actor Himanshu Malik were present along with Pradip Chopra, Chairman, iLEAD. Shiv Pandit who has acted in films like Shaitan and Leelai  said, “It’s not based on one particular real life incident, but a combination of several real life incidents which have happened the over the course of many years.”Sharing his experience about visiting the institute he said “Wonderful to be in a place which promotes education .Walking through iLead you realize it’s a state- of- the art institute with amazing facilities and amenities . Education is a paramount duty here.”

-Abhijit Ganguly