No one can support another like the Hindi film industry can, when they want to! Bollywood ace directors Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali, Abhishek Kapoor, Kabir Khan, Nikhil Advani, Akshat Verma, Nishikant Kamat, Navdeep Singh, Suneil Shetty and Aditya Pancholi were present at the inauguration of the leading casting director, Mukesh Chhabra‘s studio, the ‘Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company’. Among the actors, National Award winning actor Rajkumar Rao, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sidharth Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari and well-known lyricist Irshad Kamil were there too.
Mukesh became the most sought after casting director with successful films like Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 & 2, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Highway, D-Day, Kai Po Che, Chillar Party and Shahid. He has taken a big step ahead by launching a casting studio which aims to offer acting and casting solutions under one roof. This studio is really one-of-a-kind! It has space to audition 50 actors at a time. He has an impressive line-up of releases this year including P.K, Bombay Velvet, Ugly and Haider and many more.
Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor who did an acting workshop with Mukesh for Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain were the first ones to arrive at the launch. Sidharth said, “We did a workshop for Ek Villain. His method of training is very different. If you get a chance, you should do a workshop with him before you do a film.” “He trains you well for the character. I know him from Teen Patti days. He makes his actors do crazy stuff”, said Shraddha.
Rajkumar Rao says, “The way Mukesh conducts his auditions is unique. As an actor, he makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. You don’t feel any pressure. He cast me in Shahid when I was very new in the industry. That’s the kind of the trust he has in his actors.”
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