Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who is all set to come up with his new directorial venture Lapata Ladies, revealed how Aamir Khan was keen to play the role played by Ravi Kishan and had even auditioned for it.
Speaking to ANI on Tuesday, Kiran Rao talked about the casting process for her film, saying, “Aamir liked the character and even auditioned for it. But I felt that since he is a star, So there will be more expectations from the character.” If he had to play that role. Aamir was bringing a star to that role. So, we wanted someone for that role who was so fit that you couldn't tell what he would do next. Ravi Kishan is amazing, I thought there couldn't be a better Manohar than him.”
“In a way, Aamir (Aamir Khan) helped a lot because he supported the idea of having new actors so that the audience is pleasantly surprised and they get something new in the character and what Ravi Kishan brings to that. When you have stars. When you watch it, you understand that he is the hero and she is the villain. However, we had to maintain the suspense till the end. Also explaining how the idea for her next film came about and was taken forward, Kiran said, “Aamir was a judge in a screenwriting competition in 2018. He liked the story as soon as he read it. When he narrated it to me in one line, I felt that after a little rewriting I have to make it (a film).”
missing ladies The story, set in rural India in 2001, is about two young brides who get separated during a train journey and what happens when Kishan, a police officer, takes it upon himself to investigate a missing case. Is. The film received a standing ovation during its screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film also stars Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Srivastava and Nitanshi Goyal in lead roles.
missing ladies It is produced by the team that has collaborated for hit films like Delhi Belly, Dangal and Peepli Live. Presented by Jio Studios, Missing Ladies is directed by Kiran Rao and produced by Aamir Khan and Jyoti Deshpande. The film is produced under the banner of Aamir Khan Productions and Kindling Productions, with the script written by Biplab Goswami.
Sneha Desai wrote the screenplay and dialogues, while Divyanidi Sharma wrote additional lines. Missing Ladies will release in theaters on March 1.
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