There are many who don’t know what the casting director does. Simply put, the task of a casting director is gathering actor candidates for any role in the television production, film or theatrical production. I have seen many casting directors reading the script of the film, meeting the directors, writers, and producers to know about the kind of person the roll requires. A superb Bollywood movie is like a delicious meal in the restaurant to be enjoyed by all while the actors like the crew that presents the meal. Casting directors are like those people who devote hours in search of secret ingredients, unknown spices to bring together a sumptuous meal that everyone raves about. They are the casting directors, the star-makers who make the lives of actors. We can say they are the creator of actors. Here is the name of the top 6 casting directors who make the Bollywood dream come true.
Shanoo Sharma: The Founder of A-Grade Bollywood Actors
The A-Grade actors of Bollywood are the best and Shanoo Sharma is the finest of casting directors of the Yash Raj Films. He has done blockbusters like Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dhoom 3, My Name Is Khan and several others. His biggest break in Box Office came in the year 2009 by way of Karan Johar’s ‘Kurbaan’. His Star Finds are Arjun Kapoor, Ranbir Singh, Parneeta Chopra, and Bhumi Pednekar. He did casting for ‘Ungli’, ‘Bombay Talkies’ while his biggest draws are Arjun Kapoor and Ranbir Singh.
Mukesh Chhabra: A Respectable Name in the Industry
What I feel is Mukesh Chhabra is a casting director by the stroke of luck. While his star finds are Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Rao, and Amit Sadh, his journey as a casting director began while helping Bhardwaj’s casting kids. He has done casting for popular Amir Khan’s film, ‘Dangal’.
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Shruti Mahajan: The Casting Director by Chance
While Shruti had no inclination to become a casting director, her marriage to Sachin Krishn was a turning point in her life. After getting married to the popular cinematographer, she started being engrossed in cinema completely. She walked through the doors of Yashraj Films. Her noteworthy milestones are ‘Ram Leela’, ‘Chakravyuh’, ‘Finding Fanny’ and ‘Mary Kom’.
Atul Mongia: An Inspiring Filmmaker
Mongia always dealt with actors quite well. Atul went to Mumbai and started training the actors for ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’. He was given the responsibility of finding the best actors for the film.
Jogi Malang: Giving a breakthrough to Ayushmann Khurrana
His casting career began when he indulged in casting popular shows, ‘Bhanwar’ and ‘Agnichakra’. From there on several films were offered to him. The first film ‘Samay’ was received well by the audiences. Movies like ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Piku’ and ‘Madras Cafe’ speak a lot about his journey as a casting director.
Vicky Sidana: Known for ‘Pyar Ka Panchnama’
After casting for ‘Pyar Ka Panchnama’, Vicky struck gold and hit the bull’s eye. He was also the part of the Marathon auctioning process whereby he filtered people for ‘Pyaar Ka Panchnama’ and ‘Special 26’. He also has ‘Baby’ and ‘Bodyguard’ in his name.
Whether you are a budding actor or have already set your foot in the film industry, the role of a casting director is profound in making the Bollywood dream come true. All the stardom that the actors enjoy is because of them.