MUMBAI: Actor ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ director Satish Kaushik has completed shooting for an English film Brick Lane in London, which is based on a novel by the same name authored by Monica Ali.
Kaushik, who is excited to be a part of this film says, “Brick Lane is not the name of a lane but the entire colony of Bangladeshi’s in London. It revolves around the conditions they live in and how they adjust to a new life. I play the central character in the film, which has mostly Asian characters like Tanishta Chatterjee (soon to be seen in Indian movies) and technicians.”
He further adds, “Although having established myself as an actor and director in India, I had to undergo vigorous training for this film. I had to speak English with an accent similar to that of the Bangladeshis settled in England. Unlike my usual films, this is a serious role. The post-production work is in progress and will be a major entry at all the forthcoming major festivals in the world.”
Kaushik meanwhile will be directing Oracle Entertainment’s third production venture, which is yet untitled. Oracle Entertainment had recently released Fun ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Can Be Dangerous Sometime.
An alumnus of National School of Drama in Delhi, Kaushik started his career by assisting director Shekhar Kapur in Masoom. He got his directorial debut in Boney Kapoor’s Prem followed by Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. Though these films flopped at the turnstiles, he got recognition as a comedian and a director. His other directorial ventures include Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai and Shaadi Se Pehle.