Why Mawra Hocane Was Casted In The Indian Film 'Sanam Teri Kasam'?
For The First Time, The Directors Have Revealed, Why They Casted A Muslim Girl For The Role Of A Hindu Telugu Girl
Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane started her film career by playing the role of a Hindu Telugu girl in 'Sanam Teri Kasam'.
It was not only Mawra Hocane's first Bollywood film but also her first film. Later on, she also acted in Pakistani movies.
Although 'Sanam Teri Kasam' did not get much popularity, the film still managed to get the attention of the audience.
And now, 5 years after the release of the film, its directors have explained why they chose a Muslim girl for the role of a Hindu Telugu girl.
According to the report, 5 years after the completion of the film, Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru said that because of the story and characters of the film, they wanted to cast a new actress and did not plan that they will cast Mawra Hocane.
Film director Vinay Sapru also revealed that the main character (Mawra Hocane’s role) is somewhat similar to the real-life of her co-director Radhika Rao, as she belongs to a Telugu Brahmin family while the main hero's character somehow corresponds to his real life.
Although, both filmmakers confirm that they cast Mawra Hocane only because they wanted to cast new faces in the film but they did not explain why they chose Mawra and how did they approach the actress to cast her.
Mawra Hocane’s performance in 'Sanam Teri Kasam' was praised by the audience. The story of this film is based on Eric Siegel's novel "Love Story" which was published in 1970.
At least two Bollywood films have been made on the same novel before. In 1982, Kamal Haasan and Reena Rai were cast whereas, in 2000, Saif Ali Khan and Pooja Bhatt played the characters.