Bollywood's very own "Bobby" Dimple Kapadia will be seen showcasing her acting chops in a Christopher Nolan action thriller
Bollywood's very own "Bobby" Dimple Kapadia will be seen showcasing her acting chops in a Christopher Nolan action thriller. The veteran actress has been cast in the legendary director's action epic "Tenet", which will also feature Hollywood stars including Robert Pattinson and Michael Caine.
The movie will be shot across seven countries which would also include India.
The makers made the announcement about the espionage thriller on Wednesday, according to a report on Variety.com. But Dimple is yet to comment on it.
Dimple Kapadia, who made her screen debut with 1973's Bollywood hit film "Bobby", is a National Award winner. She has proved her mettle in Indian cinema with an eclectic mix of parallel and commercial films like "Rudaali", "Krantiveer", "Dil Chahta Hai" and "Finding Fanny" among others.
Mumbai-based talent manager Purvi Lavingia Vats, who was instrumental in getting Ali Fazal a role in "Fast and Furious 7", says she pitched Dimple for the role to Nolan's casting team in Los Angeles.
"Dimple is a great and a wonderful person. She is the only Indian actor to be a part of this project as of now. They will be shooting the film in different countries, and India is one of them," Vats told IANS.
"It took me a few months of convincing. But Dimple was up for it. It is something different for her, and it was an interesting process to make it all a reality," added Vats, who is focussed about getting more international exposure for Indian talent.
"Tenet" has so far been described as a "massive, innovative, action blockbuster", but plot specifications are still under wraps, reported IndieWire.
Pattinson, John David Washington and Lea Seydoux are actors who had been previously announced cast members, will work with Dimple. The film which will be distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures in theatres worldwide on July 17, 2020, include Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Clemence Poesy and Caine.
Pattinson had teased the scale of the film in an earlier interview to USA Today. He had said: "I've been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there's just something about Chris Nolan's stuff." He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it's unreal."Nolan's last film was "Dunkirk".