A missed call and FB message landed her in lead role opposite SRK in ‘FAN’

Sayani Gupta gets lead role in SRK FAN

The magic do happen and this has been proved by the story that is about to get unfolded here. It is a dream of every girl to be cast opposite the king khan and here Just a missed call and FB messages had landed this girl into the lead role opposite Shah Ruk Khan in his forthcoming flick “Fan” difficult to believe? Check out here.

[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] According to a story published by Indiatimes portal, a  struggling actress got an opportunity to work with SRK in his most talk about film ‘Fan’ where he is playing a double role. According to the actress Sayani Gupta, a random check of her FB messages landed her in this most prestigious role. “It could have been turned out to be a nightmare for me if I hadn’t checked my unread FB messages randomly that night,” she said. “In fact, I even missed the call from the casting director of Yash Raj Films to cast her in the movie,” she further added. She had bagged a role in the SRK film and she was not even aware of the same till that night when the magic happened.

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Here Sayani had narrated the entire episode of her role opposite SRK and how she was about to miss that opportunity by not checking the fb messages and returning the missed calls.

“I did not take it seriously at all. Those days, I anyway used to do too many auditions, sometimes even 8 to 9 each day. And this looked like an open casting call, whose deadline I had already missed. But apparently they were trying to get in touch with me for a while on my old phone number and then finally wrote to me on Facebook! Perks of social media! I wrote back to them not expecting a reply, but to my surprise, I was called to Shanoo’s office for an audition. One of the best things that have happened to our industry in recent times is a really talented bunch of casting directors who understand their job. Shanoo is known to be a star maker and I am incredibly thankful to her and her team! But also Maneesh Sharma, the director and Aditya Chopra for trusting her. By this time, the trailer of Margarita with a Straw had just come out, and hence, the final leap of faith stemmed from that I guess!”


Till that time Sayani was not aware of the fact that she is being cast opposite King Khan. “Only after they finalized me, did they reveal to me that I would work with Shah Rukh Khan himself. And what an experience that has been to see him work so closely. He is a gem of a person. My first day of the shoot was the most memorable one. I still remember the date, December 4, what I wore, what I ate. I was star-struck but had to keep the excitement within me,” she revealed all her feelings.

According to the sources, Sayani had been cast in the movie ‘Jagga Jasoos’ with Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif and that is when she got the role in ‘Fan’ she immediately realized that there is a conflict in dates and she spoke to Kalki about it. That’s when her Margarita friend Kalki Koechlin gave her an advice she will never forget. “One of the biggest dilemmas as an actor I face is managing dates. When I was confirmed for Fan, I had already packed dates for Jagga Jasoos. I called Kalki for advice and she said ‘say yes to everything, one or the other will get pushed, if not all!’ And true to that I was totally able to manage dates for Fan and Jagga Jasoos is still on. I will always remember that advice!.” This shows that in Bollywood you don’t just need good friends and talent, you also need luck. And it seems Sayani had loads of it!     [/su_expand]

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