Real-Life References Of Saie Tamhankar Made In Date With Saie That You Probably Missed

Rukmini Chopra

April 3, 2019


5 min

Going by the norm, actors and actresses play various characters on the silver screen. Hence Saie Tamhankar playing herself in ZEE5’s original Marathi series Date With Saie, is unique and refreshing.The series tells a fictional story of the actress, where she is stalked by a maniacal director, who wants to feature her in his film. What follows is a thrilling tale of Saie’s abduction and escape. 

Watch this episode where Himanshu confesses his love for Saie.

Since makers of the show wished to keep Saie’s onscreen tale as close to her real-life, they made certain references to support the narrative. Here are some of them:  

The star-studded house party

Sai Tamhankar And Her Marathi Industry Friends In A Scene From Date With Saie
A still from the series starring Sai Tamhankar and her friends from the Marathi industry

In the show, Saie is seen buying a posh flat in Andheri and hosting a house-warming party. Here we see the who’s who of Marathi cinema as the guests.  

One of them is popular Marathi actress Girija Oak Godbole. She gives Saie a warm hug in the scene and is later shown chit-chatting with the actress in her kitchen.  

You may not know that the two are close friends in real life and share a close bond.

Another actor that warms Saie’s house is Siddharth Chandekar who is also a close friend of the actress.

Saie’s closeness with Swapnil Joshi

In one of the scenes in the show, a man is going through Saie’s pictures and mentions that she is extremely close to popular actor Swapnil Joshi. Well, this in fact is true! The actors share a special bond and Saie’s Instagram pictures are all the proof you need.  Saie and Swapnil have shared screen space in Tu Hi Re, Pyaar Vali Love Story, Duniyadari etc. 

Saie’s mother in the spotlight

Sai Tamhankar In A Scene From Date With Saie Featuring Sai Tamhankar With Her Mother
A still from the series starring Sai Tamhankar with her mother

Saie is shown living with her mother in the house that she has moved in. She introduces her mother to her neighbor Himanshu (played by Rohit Dashrath Rao).  Did you know that she’s Saie’s mother in real-life?

Her name is Mrunalini Tamhankar and we must say that the lady has done a splendid job as the actress’s mom in the show.  

Tenu suit suit karda

Sai Tamhankar In A Scene From Date With Saie
A still from the series starring Sai Tamhankar

In the first episode of Date With Saie, we see the actress attending an event in a sleeveless embroidered green churidar-kurta.  We went through her Instagram posts and spotted this picture posted by the actress, in the same churidar-kurta, which she wore for an event. 

The color may seem different, but that could be due to the lights on set and how usually scenes appear different on camera. We got a hint of the real color in this scene from the show where she gets mobbed.

Sai Tamhankar In A Scene From Date With Saie
A still from the series starring Saie Tamhankar

Same to same right?  

Our guess is that either Saie went to a real-life event wearing this suit and a part of that was used in the show or that she repeated this outfit for a scene to make it look authentic. What do you think?  

You can also watch Date With Saie in TeluguMalayalamKannadaBengali, and Tamil

Tell us in the comments section below!  

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