Dimple Kapadia's Role in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet - All You Need to Know
Christopher Nolan releases his movie TENET in July and Dimple Kapadia has a role in it. But is it meaty enough?
Why do our prominent Bollywood actors agree to play minuscule roles in international projects? Even the mighty Amitabh Bachchan agreed to do a cameo alongside Leonardo di Caprio in The Great Gatsby that released a few years ago. It looks like the veteran Dimple Kapadia is going the same route. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet which opens worldwide in July is a huge project, mainly for director Nolan whose last release, the war epic Dunkirk generated massive critical and commercial advantages. Nolan’s Interstellar is counted among the best films of the first decade in the new millennium. For him to have Dimple Kapadia in the cast of his new eagerly-awaited futuristic thriller, is no small matter for the actress.
However, to our disappointment Dimple seems to have little to do in Tenet. She is in just one scene of the trailer saying one line, “Have to start looking at the world in a new way.” Which sounds prophetic, almost like a statement on where a 60-year-old actress career goes in Bollywood. The entire focus of the trailer is on actor John David Washington who it seems is out to save the world(yawn!) from a catastrophe worse than World War 3.
What could be worse than another World War? Corona? The trailer didn’t make me curious to know. What did intrigue was why Dimple would agree to do such a brief role in an international film. She has never craved for international recognition, or for that matter, national recognition. I suspect the Tenet producers paid her well. No wonder this gorgeous actress ended up doing so many C-grade potboilers in the past like Zakhmi Sher, Pataal Bhairavi. Insaaniyat Ke Dushman, Bees Saal Baad, and Saazish. Yuck!
Just this week she did a cameo in Angrezi Medium, but only for director Homi Adajania with whom she shares a terrific rapport since Being Cyrus. When I asked Dimple about her rare appearances on screen she had replied, “Get me good meaty roles. Where are they? No one comes to me with them.”
Maybe Homi can take her offer calls.