They say - Talent lies in unexpected places. And filmmaker Karan Johar would nod in agreement to this...
During one of his many visits to the Yash Raj Studio, KJo came to know the daughter of the office peon's nurtured dreams of acting in a film. She had requested her father if he could check and see if she can be accommodated in any of the films that the studio makes, even if in a blink-and-miss role.
Revealed a source, "She wanted to see herself on the big screen. She had told everybody in her home town that her dad works for Yash Raj and her friends often asked her if she would ever be seen in a film. The peon managed to put in a word with Aditya Chopra, who in turn put in a word with Karan Johar to help her out."
Apparently that time, Karan needed a girl-next-door for one of the pivotal roles in his segment of 'Bombay Talkies'. In due course, Karan decided to audition her and fortunately she got selected for the role.
When contacted, the producer of the film, Ashi Dua, confirmed the news. "Yes it is true that Karan Johar has cast the daughter of an office boy working at YRF for a very pivotal role. She has done a very good job in the film," said Ashi.
However, none of the officials were willing to divulge the name of the actor before the film's release.
'Bombay Talkies' is a 2013 Indian anthology film consisting of four short films, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee. The film is not produced by Yash Raj.
Watch Trailer:Bombay Talkies