'Why make a film on 60-year-olds if you can’t cast the real ones': Soni Razdan on Saand Ki Aankh
After Neena Gupta, Soni Razdan opened up about the debate surrounding Saand Ki Aankh. Neena tweeted about casting actors of inappropriate age, while they could have given a chance to those of the age that suit the character.
Soni, while talking to a leading media organisation, reportedly said, “I love both these actors honestly but I mean why? I get there is something called box office draw but then why make a film on 60-year-olds if you can’t cast the real ones?”
She added, “This makes no sense. I think it’s about authenticity. Would The Kominsky Method have worked with 30-year-olds? It’s just silly beyond a point. I don’t know the script and that’s not for me to suppose. I’m just saying that all this talk of Bollywood breaking out of the stereotype is rubbish. If this is what we are back to in the end. One film – Badhaai Ho – doesn’t mean a stereotype has been broken.”
Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh is based on the lives of the world’s oldest sharpshooters, Chandro (86) and Prakashi Tomar (82). It stars Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles.