You would think that the least precaution an established director would take while launching a new face is to sign her for a multiple-film deal so that if and when the new actress becomes a star the filmmaker who took a risk with the newcomer would avail of the newcomer’s stardom.
However it comes as a surprise to know that Shoojit Sircar has no multiple-film contract with his discovery Banita Sandhu in ‘October’. The NRI girl has taken Bollywood by storm after the trailer of Shoojit’s film was released last week, with several top corporate production and filmmakers making inquiries about whether she is contracted with Shoojit. “Banita is not under any contract with me. I am not that kind of a filmmaker. I don’t make deals. I make films,” says Shoojit with a laugh.
Says Shoojit, “It’s a very important role and we chose the girl who we think is pitch-perfect for the part. Banita is from the Wales. I chose her because I am very confident about her abilities. She is brilliant.”
What do you think of the ‘October’ girl?