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Vinod Chopra feels its important to cast actors in right roles

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Mumbai : Producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra feels it is important to cast actors in the right kind of roles to bring out the desired effect in a film.

The veteran filmaker has worked with stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Vidya Balan, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt in various films.

He is all praise for Bachchan and Farhan with whom he has teamed up for his next – “Wazir”.

“Whether it is Amitabh Bachchan or Farhan Akhtar or Anil Kapoor or Aamir Khan, for me the actor should fit the character. I was told this was Farhan’s first action film and he was brilliant in it,” Chopra told reporters here last evening at a promotional event of his upcoming home production film “Wazir”.

“I couldn’t believe this was his first action film. So I feel it is always important to cast right actors for a film he has been there for long time. He rehearses for eight days. …he is an exception,” he said.

Chopra has penned down lyrics for a song titled “Tere Bin”, which is picturised on Farhan and Aditi Rao Hydari.

“Shantanu (Moitra) was working on the melody of the song. I kept mouthing the words and by the time we finished, we realised that one whole song had been created. Everyone said that the song should remain as it is,” Chopra said on the song launch.

“These lyrics were not final but people loved it, so we have retained. I remember when Laxmikantji was working on “Ek Do Teen” number (Madhuri Dixit’s hit song) and the lines just came from Javed Akhtar..Same thing happened with me. So this is my “Ek Do Teen”,” Chopra said.

In the film, Farhan plays an ATS officer while Bachchan essays the role of a physically disabled man with a sharp brain and Aditi is seen as Farhan’s love interest.

“When I was casting for the film, I saw her test dance, and it took me one second to cast her. She has done a great job,” Chopra said.

The film directed by Bejoy Nambiar releases on January 8 next year.

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