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Nandita Das Would Not Have Taken Shah Rukh Khan For Zwigato Even If He Had Agreed: Kapil Sharma

The film has its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival in September last year, followed by Asian premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival.

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Filmmaker and actor Nandita Das unveiled the much-anticipated trailer of her upcoming film  Zwigato, starring Kapil Sharma in the lead role. During the trailer launch event, Kapil Sharma revealed he was curious why the director wanted to cast him in the first place and added that it was Nandita who told him that even if Shah Rukh Khan would have agreed to the film, she wouldn’t have taken him as it requires a ‘common face.’

T“I used to work at Coca-Cola. We all do small jobs here and there when we first come to Mumbai. The product was transported in trucks. There were no apps back then. But, when Nandita ma'am came to me and told me what all difficulties delivery guys face, I could relate to that story a lot," he says.

He shared his curiosity about Nandita’s decision to cast him for the role of a food delivery agent for the first time. “I asked her, 'Why me? I didn't know whether to take her answer as a compliment or an insult. She replied, 'Even if global star Shah Rukh Khan would have agreed to do the film, I'd have not taken him, but chosen you because you have such a common face, it can fit anywhere in a crowd'," he reasoned.

He said Zwigato was conceived during the Covid-19 pandemic and was initially slated to be a four-director anthology. The film is produced by Sameer Nair of Applause Entertainment and Nandita Das Initiatives. It will release in theatres across India on March 17.

It already had its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival in September last year, followed by Asian premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival. Zwigato was also screened at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).

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