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Sujoy Ghosh on how he got Kareena Kapoor Khan for Jaane Jaan: “For me, after having this script for 11 years, having Kareena play the role of Maya made sense instantly”

en Bollywood News Sujoy Ghosh on how he got Kareena Kapoor Khan for Jaane Jaan: “For me, after having this script for 11 years, having Kareena play the role of Maya made sense instantly”

Sujoy Ghosh shares his anecdotes about casting Kareena, Jaideep and Vijay for Jaane Jaan, streaming on Netflix from 21st September, 2023.

A film stems from an idea but it is the cast that brings these ideas to life on the silver screen. Who would have thought of a stunning trio like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma for a film? However, it was not just a random choice, but a result of luck, skill and some good vibes. Sujoy Ghosh shares how destiny played its role in assembling his ideal team for the film Jaane Jaan. In fact, he says it’s like they were meant to work together.

Sujoy Ghosh on how he got Kareena Kapoor Khan for Jaane Jaan: "For me, after having this script for 11 years, having Kareena play the role of Maya made sense instantly"

Sujoy Ghosh on how he got Kareena Kapoor Khan for Jaane Jaan: “For me, after having this script for 11 years, having Kareena play the role of Maya made sense instantly”

Kareena Kapoor Khan's unwavering interest in Jaane Jaan brought Sujoy his ‘Maya D’Souza’. Speaking on casting Kareena for the role, Sujoy Ghosh said, “It felt like the universe was at work because it was such a huge coincidence that led up to Kareena being cast in the film. When I first got the rights to the film, I had told no one about it. It was right then that Kareena called me up talking about how she wants to be a part of a film like this. What are the odds!!! For me, after having this script for 11 years, having Kareena play the role of Maya made sense instantly, it was a meant-to-be kind of situation. Her passion for the story and her eagerness to deliver the performance with utmost sincerity is what makes the story even more special.”

Now that he had his protagonist locked, the hunt for Naren (Jaideep) and Karan (Vijay) had begun. Little did Sujoy know that, here too, destiny played its magic and brought together two actors that shared a special bond since their youth, having been batchmates in college. Sujoy mentioned, “For me, it's extremely important that I see the characters in every actor that is playing the role. With Jaidep and Vijay, they clicked with Naren and Karan immediately. As a director, you should always believe your gut feeling and the right casting is half the job done. Jaideep and Vijay’s camaraderie and chemistry have been undeniable, you could see the bond they shared from the get-go. I had no idea they were classmates, but what more can you call this other than destiny?.”

Sujoy’s unwavering devotion to the storyline, fueled his desire to create the bestselling Novel into a screenplay, making it a cinematic experience that hopes to impact viewers around the globe. A cat-and-mouse thriller, the film follows Maya, Naren and Karan (Kareena, Jaideep and Vijay), in a race where everyone is trying to cover and uncover the truth!

Jaane Jaan, a classic Sujoy Ghosh crime thriller, will be released on Netflix on 21st September!

ALSO READ: Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer The Buckingham Murders to screen at BFI London Film Festival in October 2023

More Pages: Jaane Jaan Box Office Collection , Jaane Jaan Movie Review


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