Vishal Bhardwaj wanted Uma Thurman and Scarlett Johansson as sisters for ‘Pataakha’
Vishal Bharadwaj, who is currently promoting his upcoming comedy-drama ‘Pataakha’, says that he wanted to cast Uma Thurman and Scarlett Johansson in his film as Badki and Chhutki.
Starring Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan and Sunil Grover in the lead roles, Vishal Bharadwaj’s film is all about sibling rivalry. On Tuesday, a song from the film was released, titled ‘Balma’, at the launch event of which, Bharadwaj was asked about the real reason behind casting the young talents.
He replied saying, “I wanted to cast new people in ‘Pataakha’, because the kind of commitment I wanted that could have achieved only by these actors”.
Vishal Bharadwaj further added saying,”Pataakha is based on Charan Singh Pathik’s play Do Behnein “.
Gundo balma ke nek balma? Khud hee chun le bhain ke mamma.
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— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) August 29, 2018
When asked about working with the ‘Quantico’ star Priyanka Chopra. The director told us, “Priyanka also wants to work with me. And we are working with each other. Hopefully, we will start the film next year.”
PeeCee and Bhardwaj had earlier collaborated for ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ which was an adaptation of the short story, Susanna’s ‘Seven Husbands’ by Ruskin Bond, and ‘Kaminey’.