Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion starring Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut has gained two new cast members, Karan Johar and Harsh Chhaya. Karan will be playing Karan and Harsh has signed on to play one of the lead characters. The film, as the title suggests, is set amid the fashion industry and will take a look at the darker side of that glamorous world.
A source said, “Madhur was trying to convince Karan, he has finally agreed to do the role. Karan Johar will play a special character in Fashion. They are scheduled to start shooting very soon.”
Along with KJo several other notable designers and personalities will have appearances as themselves including Wendell Rodricks, Rohit Bal and Dolly Thakore.
One role that Bhandarkar had difficult time casting was that of a gay character, a designer who is one of the lead roles. After offering the parts to several actors, who turned it down, he has now cast Harsh Chhaya for the role.
It was a role that Chhaya really wanted and he even went so far as to make a 5-minute DVD of himself, in costume, as the character.
Harsh said, “I just told Madhur to watch it for me, it did not matter if he cast me at the end of it. I put in an effort to get a certain part and I would sincerely like to thank Madhur for casting me finally.”
Adding, “There are very few opportunities like this available to an actor in the span of his career. I saw one here and I had to at least try to grab it for my own sake.”
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