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'Wanted to cast Thurman, Johansson in Pataakha'

Wanted to cast Thurman, Johansson in Pataakha

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film Pataakha, says he wanted to cast popular Hollywood actor Uma Thurman and Scarlett Johansson to play the role of two sisters in his film.

Asked whether he always wanted to work with new actors for this film, Bhardwaj said: "I wanted to work with Uma Thurman and Scarlett Johansson as sisters in the film as it would have looked so amazing to see them speaking Rajasthani in the film, but sadly, they don't know how to speak Rajasthani."

"I wanted to cast new people in this film because the kind of commitment I was seeking in this film would have been given to me by new actors only."

Revealing that Pataakha is a based on real incidents, Bhardwaj said: "This film is a biopic as writer of Do Behnein Charan Singh Pathik has two brothers who got married to two sisters who used to fight a lot with each other and they ended up marrying in the same home."

The film is scheduled to release on September 28.



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