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Jaane Jaan casting journey: How fate brought Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma together

The Sujoy Ghosh crime thriller is premiering on Netflix on September 21, 2023.

Jaane Jaan casting journey: How fate brought Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, Vijay Varma together
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Vijay Varma (Courtesy: Netflix India/Instagram)

Last Updated: 02.34 PM, Sep 01, 2023


An idea is the seed from which a film emerges, but it is the actors who give that idea life on the big screen. Who else except Bollywood would have thought to cast Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Vijay Varma in a movie together? But it wasn't just a coin flip; it was the product of hard work, smart timing, and a little luck on the side. Sujoy Ghosh explains how fate played a part in recruiting his dream cast and crew. In fact, he thinks it's like they were designed to work together.

Casting of Kareena Kapoor Khan

Sujoy finally found his "Maya D'Souza" thanks to Kareena's undying enthusiasm for Jaane Jaan. It was a remarkable coincidence that led to the actor getting cast in the film, and when the filmmaker was asked about it, he stated that it felt like the universe was at work. When he first acquired the film's rights, he kept the news to himself. Kareena contacted Sujoy at that same moment to express her interest in participating in a film of this nature. After keeping this script for 11 years, casting her in the role of Maya felt like a natural choice for the director. He continued by saying that her enthusiasm for the tale and her desire to perform it truthfully enhance it.

Fate at play

Sujoy had finally captured his hero, and now he had to go on the quest for Naren (Jaideep) and Karan (Vijay). The Kahaani helmer had no idea that the hand of fate had brought together two actors who had been close friends since they were in college together. Sujoy said that it's crucial for him to be able to identify with every actor in every part, and they hit it off instantly with Naren and Karan thanks to Jaidep and Vijay. When it comes to casting, trusting one's instincts is essential as a director. There has always been an unmistakable chemistry and friendship between Jaideep and Vijay. Sujoy had no idea they went to the same school, but at that time it was fate and nothing else.


All you need to know about Jaane Jaan

Sujoy's undying love for the story inspired him to adapt the best-selling book into a film that he thinks would have an international impact on audiences. The film is a cat-and-mouse thriller in which Kareena, Jaideep, and Vijay play the roles of Maya, Naren, and Karan, respectively.

On September 21, Netflix will debut Sujoy Ghosh's classic film noir, Jaane Jaan.

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