Saiyami Kher: Sports is my first love

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Actor Saiyami Kher, who will be seen next in the Nagarjuna-starrer 'Wild Dog', hopes to crack the Ironman challenge in 2022
Not many who have watched Saiyami Kher's performance in Anurag Kashyap's feature film Choked, or web series Special OPS and Breathe: Into the Shadows might know that she made her acting debut with the 2015 Telugu film Rey. Six years later, she stars in the soon-to-release Telugu film Wild Dog, in which she plays a Research & Analysis Wing agent collaborating with a National Investigation Agency officer, played by Nagarjuna Akkineni, on a mission.

"I hadn't even completed college when I signed Rey. I had been modelling and doing theatre. It was an interesting project, unfortunately, it took three years to release and looked dated. I think it would have worked well had it released earlier," she reminisces.

In the meantime, she had signed the Hindi film Mirzya and moved to Mumbai. Intermittently, there was a project from Mani Ratnam, which did not take off.

Action and sports

Wild Dog, which unfolds in the aftermath of the Hyderabad blasts of 2007, has Saiyami playing a Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) agent. She recalls the cosmopolitan atmosphere on sets, given the presence of actors Nagarjuna, Atul Kulkarni and Dia Mirza, and French action director David Ismalone. "I loved the script and it helped that director Ahishor Solomon gave it to me a month in advance; I had…
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