MUMBAI: Young Mohammad Samad, who was seen as ‘Gattu’, has now bagged a role in Anurag Kashyap Production’s next, titled ‘Minto’.
The 11 year old from the small town of Roorkee, Uttrakand was picked out by ‘Gattu’ director Rajan Khosa out of 300 children, after being charmed by his personality.
Filmmaker Anurag saw the promo of the movie ‘Gattu’ and immediately wanted to meet the kid. “He just wanted Samad for the role of this naughty kid from Ahmedabad. Samad was specially called to Mumbai from Roorkee to give a screen test to Anurag. The filmmaker took care of the stay and tickets of the kid and his father,” says a source close to the film.
‘Gattu’ director Rajan is very happy to hear the news. “Samad is like Sridevi when she used to be a child artist. Camera loves him and he is a natural in front of it. He acts with an ease that makes working with this kid easy.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui of ‘Kahaani’ fame will play the lead role in this movie.