Varun Dhawan has finally found the leading lady for his upcoming movie ‘October’ directed by Shoojit Sircar in the form of the beautiful actress Banita Sandhu.
The actor grabbed some attention with his mystery picture a few days ago. Revealing the lady in the blurred space, media was quick to figure out the lady behind Varun Dhawan. However, now the makers have officially announced the inclusion of the actress in the movie. When asked about the reason behind signing up Banita Sandhu in his next film, Shoojit Sircar said:
“We did look at other actors (for Banita’s part), but then one day, I called her & told her that I may be casting her in the film & that she should start doing workshops.”
Following his previous statements, the director said that right after seeing her, we knew that she should be the leading lady of the movie. He further added:
“But slowly, Juhi [Chaturvedi], Ronnie [Lahiri] & I zeroed in on her & we’re sure that, ‘She is the girl we should go for’. My casting director also felt that she was the right person for this character.”
The director also stated the reason behind signing a new face in his upcoming movie by saying:
“It has never mattered to me if I am working with established or non-established actors. The demands of the script is all that matters. The script required a certain face, vulnerability, & innocence, so we did many auditions.”
Banita Sandhu has previously appeared in many ads. Especially her Vodafone ad got quite famous back in the day. The actress is all ready to set the big screen on fire alongside Varun Dhawan in October. It is going to be a slice of life drama like most of Shoojit Sircar’s movie. It is slated to release on 1 June next year.
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