Sajid Nadiadwala's much awaited 'Heropanti' is not only a launch pad for debutantes Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon but also for 21 new actors.
It is said that the director Sabbir Khan wanted to cast new faces and the auditions went on for 3 months. Aspiring actors from all over the country came for auditions and 21 got selected; who were mostly coming from stage and theatre backgrounds.
Said a source, "Sabbir wanted to cast as much new talent as it was Tiger and Kriti's debut film, and he wanted a fresh approach. The auditions which were to go on only for a month, stretched on for 3 months. Sabbir's personal friends from advertising and his assistants jumped in and spent days and nights making tapes for the director and trying to meet the deadline."
Added the casting director, "Sabbir sir was extremely particular about sticking to the script and getting the right actor for the particular part."
Director Sabbir Khan said, "Basically it's an ensemble cast. My team auditioned actors for nearly 3 months from all over India and got all these 21 actors together who have done a remarkable job in the film."
'Heropanti' is a coming of age love story of two young conflicting protagonists and their battles with society. Presented by UTV Motion Pictures & Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the movie is slated to release on 23rd May, 2014.