|From Meenakshi Sheshadri, Madhuri Dixit, Manisha Koirala to Mahima Chaudhary -- most of the leading ladies of Subhash Ghai have one thing in common, and that’s the letter ‘M’. Now the director is all set to launch another new face, and her name too starts with ‘M’.
After searching long enough, Subhash Ghai has finally found the female lead for his upcoming movie Kaanchi. The 21-year-old girl is from Kolkata, and her name is Mishti -- meaning sweet in Bengali.
Praising the girl, Subhash Ghai tells a daily, “More than 240 girls auditioned for the role but most were devoid of talent. The ones who were talented were not good looking. I liked her pictures and decided to call her to Mumbai. We made her go through various screen tests for six days. I must say she came out with flying colours. She is an actress of Kajol’s calibre.”
During one of the press meets, Subhash Ghai mentioned that the film Kaanchi is about the issue of disparities -- “kahaani diya aur toofan ki.”
The director has already finalized Rishi Kapoor to play the villain in the film which is a musical thriller with a love story, while Kartik Tiwari of Pyaar Ka Punchnaama fame has been roped in to play the male lead.
Kaanchi is scheduled to go on floors this February 18.