Mukesh Chhabra, who became famous as a casting director with films like Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Highway, D-Day, Kai Po Che, Chillar Party and Shahid launched his own studio and has called it Mukesh Chhabra’s Casting Company.
His studio aims to offer acting and casting solutions under one roof.
Bollywood actors like Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali, Abhishek Kapoor, Kabir Khan, Nikhil Advani, Akshat Verma, Punit Malhotra, Nishikant Kamat, Navdeep Singh, Suneil Shetty, Aditya Pancholi, Rajkummar Rao, Sushant Singh Rajput, Ragini Khanna, Aditi Rao Hydari, Karanvir Bohra, Teejay Sidhu and Rhea Chakraborty were spotted at the inauguration of this casting studio.
Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor almost strangled Mukesh Chhabra at the launch who stood there quietly and let the shutterbugs do their job.
Ragini Khanna, walked in to wish Mukesh at the launch. Currently she is busy shooting for her next film Ghoomketu.
Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor were like a house on fire and why not as both of them are the talk of the town as their film Ek Villain is set of a June 27, 2014 release.Aditi Rao Hydari who was cast in Rockstar by Mukesh Chhabra came in to wish him. Currently busy with Guddu Rangeela opposite Amit Sadh.
Aditya Roy Kapur too was present at the launch, what was strange was the fact that both Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur were on guard all the time and saw to it that the media never caught them together.
“When I noticed the big wave of changing cinema, in the sense that content and characters were given more importance than the so called stars, I knew the audience was ready to accept new faces, new talent on the silver screen and that’s why this studio.” stated Mukesh Chhabra at the launch.
Abhishek Kapoor who worked with Mukesh Chhabra in Kai Po Che too came in to wish his casting director all the best.
Mukesh Chhabra along with Suniel Shetty and Imtiaz Ali.
Anurag Kashyap has had a long association with Mukesh and he came in minus his latest girlfriend to wish Mukesh all the best for his latest venture.
Rajkummar Rao who Mukesh Chhabra cast in Kai Po Che and Shahid came in to congratulate him. Rajkimmar Rao looked totally lost; wonder why did he come in the first place.
Punit Malhotra dressed in a casual t-shirt and denims walked in with director Nishikant Kamat.
Rajkumar Hirani graced the event. “The smaller the role, the more difficult it becomes to cast. God lies in the details. Another huge responsibility is staying true to the soul of the film. Even the smaller actors should be relevant to the universe of the film. The authenticity of the script should be untouched and pure and that responsibility I feel, as a casting director, lies with me. That is the toughest thing to maintain according to me.” stated Mukesh Chhabra at the launch.
Some of the recent films that Mukesh Chhabra has been associated with are; Bhootnath Returns, Bombay Velvet, Ugly, Peekay, Haider and Janpath.Aditya Pancholi was recently in the news for being approached to play the role of a villain in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Bajirao Mastani too came in to congratulate Mukesh Chhabra. Nikhil Advani too was present at the launch. both Nikhil and Mukesh have worked together for the film D-Day.
Sushant Singh Rajput who happens to be Mukesh’s prodigy too came in to be with his mentor on this big day. Kabir Khan, currently working on Phantom starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif was also present at the launch.
“Yes, we do approach a lot of actors randomly. You cannot have inhibitions in this profession. Actors need you as much as you need them.” informs Mukesh.
The husband-wife duo; Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu who were last seen in Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi 5 too joined in the celebrations.