Actor Sanjay Mishra, who is making his debut as director with rustic Hindi feature film ‘PRANAM-WALEKUM’, has taken Giselli Monteiro in lead. She is playing the character of a nautanki wali in it. “She fits the character to the T. Although the girl in my film is desi but she has a mix of glamour and innocence, something that Giselli has in plenty. She is best suited to this character,” comments Sanjay Mishra.
He has stopped accepting new acting assignments because his current focus is direction of a film titled ‘Pranam-Walekum’. Produced by Sandiip Kapur, other star cast of the film is Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi, Shilpa Shukla, Manoj Pahwa, Sanjay Mishra, Asrani and others. Irrfan Khan and Rajat Kapur are in guest appearance.
Why such a controversial title? “Because it is an unusual story woven around an usual subject. Out of box it sometimes stings, but on the whole the story will regale viewers with ironies and funny anecdotes of everyday life,” comments Sandiip. As the title suggests, ‘PRANAM-WALEKUM’, with its tongue in cheek humor, takes a funny and satirical poke at religious tolerance and intolerance in India.
Pranam Walekum, produced under the banner of Promodome Films, is co-produced by Amit Chauhan while music is given by Sachin Gupta & Amit Mishra.