I never audition children for my movies: Amole Gupte

Last Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:49

New Delhi: Filmmaker Amole Gupte, the man behind critically acclaimed children-centric films `Taare Zameen Par` and `Stanley Ka Dabba`, says he never puts his young actors through the process of auditions.

Gupte is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film `Hawaa Hawaai` that stars his National-award-winning son Partho and Saqib Saleem of `Bombay Talkies`.

Based on inline speed skating, the sports film is slated to release on May 9. "I never audition any child and they also don`t test me, so that`s a great and a long lasting friendship. Children inspire me and I really respect the world of the children," Gupte said.

"It`s like a kingdom that I never want to leave because they are honest, transparent, they don`t judge you and I don`t judge them either," he added.

While Partho plays a rural boy, who is new to the speed sport, Saqib would be seen in the role of a coach. Gupte said his film boasts a nail-bitting 20-minute-long climax.

"The movie is about inner strength and living your dreams. It talks a lot about taking that big leap. It has an interesting 20 minutes climax. Partho plays a rural boy, who he is introduced to this new sport. He is a dreamer and the believer is Saqib, the coach," he said.

After making his Bollywood debut 2011 film `Stanley Ka Dabba`, Partho has reunited with his director father in `Hawaa Hawaai`.

PTI

First Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:49

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