Casting Asin in London Dreams

After making a smashing Bollywood debut opposite Aamir Khan in Ghajini, all eyes will be on the south-Indian superstar, Asin Thottumkal, in her second major release, London Dreams. The winner of several Filmfare Awards moved to Mumbai to carve a career in the Hindi film industry after Ghajini became a historic hit and producers began queuing up to sign her.

Asin Thottumkal at Fairever Fruit launch in Trident on 20th March 2009 (23)
Asin Thottumkal at Fairever Fruit launch in Trident on 20th March 2009 (23)
Contrary to popular belief that Vipul Shah cast the 24-year old in his magnum opus after Ghajini, she was penciled in as Ajay Devgan and Salman Khan‘s lady-love well before her maiden outing. In London Dreams, she plays Priya, a young music enthusiast who joins Arjun’s (Ajay Devgan) rock band in London.

Confirms Vipul,

“I had seen Asin in a couple of big South films and really liked her work. I was looking for someone who could essay a beautiful Iyer girl, adept at both classical and western dance, and yet look like she’s been born and bred in London. I signed her even before the first promo of Ghajini came on television. Taking a newcomer opposite two big stars was a risk but I was confident of her and followed my instinct. When Ghajini clicked, I knew I had made the right decision.”

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