After a successful script reading session, Jazbaa gets a new addition in the cast. Being Sanjay Gupta’s ambitious venture, this upcoming thriller will now have South actress Priya Banerjee debuting in Bollywood with this film.
From what we hear, Priya who has previously acted in a handful of Tamil and Telugu films, got this opportunity, courtesy Twitter. Apparently, the micro blogging portal paved way for Priya to work in this industry. “Sanjay sir was still in the process of zeroing in on a girl for an integral part of the film. The film’s casting director was yet to cast someone, when one day, someone tagged sir on twitter, with a video featuring Priya. Since sir had some free time on hand, he without any inkling of the video’s content or intention to cast her – saw it and was immediately hooked,” says an insider.
According to the insider, Priya, who’s born and brought up in Canada, fit the role perfectly. “Actually someone has tagged me in a video that had one of Priya’s tamil films and a short film. I watched it and thought she looked superb. Then, I asked my casting director to find the girl. Later, when we found out that she hasn’t signed any other Hindi film, we auditioned her, and she was impressive there. She is a fine actor and plays an important role in the film”, says Gupta. The details of her role is still under wraps.
Jazbaa is a comeback film of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who along with Irrfan Khan and Shabana Azmi plays the lead in the film. Also, the film stars Siddhanth Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Atul Kulkarni, Chandan Roy Sanyal in prominent roles with John Abraham doing a cameo. The film was said to go on floor this month but has been postponed due to Irrfan Khan’s surgery.