“The director’s instincts are very strong”

Kabir Khan On Casting Kartik Aaryan In Chandu Champion:

Photo of Kartik Aaryan and Kabir Khan at an event. (Image courtesy: IANS)

New Delhi:

Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming biographical sports drama. Chandu Champion, he reminisced about his meeting with Kartik Aaryan and shared how his instincts about the actor becoming the lead character were strong. Speaking to IANS, Kabir, who is known for directing the film ’83’, said: Bajrangi BhaijaanTalked about being cast as Karthik Chandu Champion, the film is based on Muralikant Petkar, India’s first Paralympic gold medalist. Kabir Khan told IANS: “When I was writing the script for ‘Chandu’… Obviously, when you write a script, you have an image in your mind. And that image, that character has an age, a personality, an attitude. …So, when you have While these are pointers, identifying which actor can embody all these traits strongly, I felt those traits in Karthik Aaryan.”

“We have never worked before, never met properly. Then we had a meeting for about 2.5 hours, during which we had a lot of discussions about the film. As a director, during our discussions, it is my job to gauge whether he is. She is the right fit for the role. .After a 2.5 hour meeting with him, it was very clear to me that Karthik would be the one. Chandu Champion“, Kabir shared.

Director of One That Tiger He further shared that he had two questions, which Karthik promptly answered.

“I had only two questions, which Karthik answered without any hesitation – firstly, about the haircut, and secondly, about the very difficult body transformation as he (Petkar) is a top international player. Karthik had no hesitation. With both questions I knew That he will go the extra mile to do this,” concluded Kabir Khan.

Chandu Champion It is jointly produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Kabir Khan. The film will hit the theaters on June 14.

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