American actor plays lead role in Konkani film `O Maria`

Panaji: Konkani film `O Maria`, waiting to be premiered for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010, has an American actor playing the lead role.

Filmmaker Rajendra Talak said that Cory Goldberg, who was spotted in Incredible India campaign, is playing the lead role in the film which speaks of a current day Goa.

Talak said that he saw a glimpse of Cory in Incredible India campaign advertisement and since then wanted him to caste him in his next movie.

"Cory had a small but significant presence in the campaign advertisement. He was shown bathing elephants and later signing Incredible India card," the National award winning filmmaker said.

In the run up to make `O Maria`, Talak went scouting for Cory in Mumbai. "I met a few agents and asked them about this actor. Finally, I managed to get him," he said.

In the film, Cory has played a role of a foreigner who comes to Goa.

The film also features Shernaz Patel, Sulabha Arya, Tiku Talsania, Meenacshi Martins, Aryan Khedekar, Kavin D`mello, Rosefern and John D`Silva beside others.

Internationally-famed Goan singer and composer Remo Fernandes has given music for the film and also sung three songs.

The music for the film will be released on November 16 in Panaji, Talak said.

`O Maria` has already received Censor Board certificate and is waiting to be premiered at IFFI 2010, which is beginning from November 23 in Panaji.

PTI

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