Madhur Bhandarkar casts his friends, relatives in `Heroine`

Updated: Sep 21, 2012, 14:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Director Madhur Bhandarkar has cast his friends and relatives in bit roles in Kareena Kapoor-starrer ‘Heroine’, which hit the theatres today.

Model-actress Rashmi Nigam, who plays a jealous star wife in the film, said the ambience on the sets used to be friendly.

"Madhur would always sit on the directors seat with a box of dry fruits and keep munching them all through the shoot. On the sets you would find every second person a friend or relative of his.

"I think people are secretly hoping he casts them. He is one of the sweetest directors I have met," she said in a statement.

The film also stars actors Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda in prominent roles.