‘Darlings’ producer Alia on being swayed by Roshan Mathew’s audition
Roshan Mathew and Alia Bhatt
Her string of latest successes appear to counsel that Alia Bhatt has an understanding of the style of business cinema watchers. Evidently then, her debut manufacturing, ‘Darlings‘, has acquired considerable consideration. Apart from the stellar forged comprising Bhatt, Shefali Shah, and Vijay Varma, ‘Darlings’ additionally options South actor Roshan Mathew who was roped in to play a pivotal function.
Discussing her resolution to rope within the actor, Bhatt says, “When Jasmeet [K Reen, director] was casting for the film, she had shown me his audition, and said she was choosing him. I was impressed with his audition. There was a scene in the living room involving him, and it is among my favourite scenes from the film. It was a difficult scene for an actor to execute by himself. [He auditioned for it] on a video call, and was so good. His energy matches that of the rest of the cast. Since he has spent time in Mumbai with friends, his Hindi is fluent.”
Bhatt says it was essential to rope in an actor who might match their power for the reason that staff wanted to “be in sync” to do justice to the act. “Darlings is an eventful film, so the actors had to be in sync with each other. That was the most important thing.”