Laapataa Ladies: Aamir Khan Auditioned for Ravi Kishan’s Role, But Kiran Rao Felt Ravi Was Better
Kiran Rao Reveals Aamir Khan’s Audition for Ravi Kishan’s Role in Laapataa Ladies
Kiran Rao, the director of the upcoming comedy-drama Laapataa Ladies, has shared an interesting behind-the-scenes detail about the casting process. She revealed that her ex-husband, Aamir Khan, had auditioned for the role eventually played by Ravi Kishan. However, after seeing the audition tapes, Kiran felt that Ravi was better suited for the role.
Aamir Khan’s Audition Tape and Kiran Rao’s Decision
When asked about Aamir’s involvement in Laapataa Ladies, Kiran admitted that they had a lengthy discussion about whether he should play the character of Manohar, which eventually went to Ravi Kishan. She revealed that Aamir had auditioned for the role and was impressive. However, when Kiran showed Aamir the audition tape of Ravi Kishan, he agreed that Ravi was better suited for the role.
Kiran explained her decision, saying, “I feel he (Kishan) brings a complete surprise to this character because you don’t know what to expect from him. When Aamir is in a role, he sort of sets expectations for his character. Aamir was very in on that decision that Ravi can do this better and perhaps, ‘I wouldn’t do full justice to it.'”
Kiran Rao’s Casting Choices for Laapataa Ladies
She explained, “I was really lucky because Aamir was fully supportive of the idea; he also felt strongly that the story needed to be rooted and authentic, with faces that were fresh enough to be very believable in this rural setting and also not to raise expectations of any kind.”
Laapataa Ladies promises to be a refreshing cinematic experience with a blend of seasoned actors and fresh faces. Co-produced by Aamir and Kiran‘s own production venture, the film boasts an ensemble cast featuring Nitanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Shrivastava, Chhaya Kadam, and Ravi Kishan in lead roles.