Abhinav Kashyap on `Besharam` casting coup

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 13:36

Mumbai: Real life couple and actors Neetu and Rishi Kapoor will be seen as police officers in `Besharam`, which has their son Ranbir playing the lead role. Director Abhinav Singh Kashyap says the casting was to raise viewers` curiosity and that he has succeeded in his endeavour.

Very rarely has Rishi donned the khaki uniform on the screen and `Aurganzeb` and `Besharam` are one of those few films.

Apparently, when Kashyap had finalised Rishi for `Besharam`, till that time `Aurganzeb` hadn`t happen.

"I was on the lookout for an elderly famous actor to play the role of a cop. While I was interacting with Ranbir, I realised Rishi Kapoor had not played a cop in his 40-year career," Abhinav told reporters Tuesday at the first look launch of the film.

"As another afterthought I thought why not have Neetu Singh play another pivotal role, which was already there in the script because then it will arouse people`s curiosity," he said when asked how he managed to the entire Kapoor clan in the film?

The trio are working together for the first time in `Besharam`.

"The very fact that you are asking me this question, shows that yes, by design I tried to get all three of them together and I am glad they agreed," he added.

If you loved Ranbir as this fun-loving guy who believes in chasing his dreams in `Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani`, his character in `Besharam` is complete opposite - he is naughty, shameless and justifies the title of the film, coming out Oct 2.

IANS



First Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 13:36

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