Casting director Kavish Sinha has been receiving praise for his work in projects like ‘Rocket Boys’ and ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’, among others. Currently, he is working with director Anurag Basu on the highly anticipated film ‘Metro…In Dino’, which features an impressive ensemble cast including Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan, Ali Fazal, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neena Gupta, Anupam Kher, and Pankaj Tripathi.
While Anurag Basu personally cast the lead actors, Kavish has been instrumental in assisting him with the rest of the cast. Sinha speaks highly of Basu’s involvement in every aspect of the filmmaking process, and despite his offer to take on some of the casting responsibilities, Basu remains deeply invested. Sinha acknowledges that living up to the legacy of the original film ‘Life In A Metro’ is challenging, especially since he is the first casting director Basu has worked with, but he appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with such a maverick director.
One of the intriguing aspects of the film is the pairing of Konkona Sen Sharma and Pankaj Tripathi as a couple. Sinha is full of praise for both actors, describing them as gifted and knowledgeable about their craft. He believes that their chemistry would be palpable even if they were cast as enemies, and he emphasizes that chemistry on-screen doesn’t have to be limited to romantic relationships, citing examples like Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol’s in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ or Aamir Khan-Karisma Kapoor’s in ‘Raja Hindustani’. Sinha believes that chemistry is a matter of actors’ love for their craft, and Konkona Sen Sharma and Pankaj Tripathi are perfect examples of such actors.
Sinha also mentions another project he is working on, the Indian version of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, where Kay Kay Menon and Ranvir Shorey have been cast as the iconic duo of Holmes and Watson respectively. Sinha shares that the chemistry between Menon and Shorey on set has been mesmerizing, with their energy being the highlight of the show.
In addition to ‘Metro…In Dino’ and the Indian version of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Sinha is also the casting director for ‘Main Atal Hoon’, a film starring Pankaj Tripathi as Atal Bihari Vajpayee. With his experience and expertise in casting, Sinha is certainly making waves in the industry by bringing together talented actors and creating unique on-screen chemistry in his projects.