Bigg Boss 6 contestant Karishma Kotak to play the lead opposite Salman Khan in Mental
The model has finally managed to land a plum role in Sallu’s next, thanks to her excellent equation with the star
Bigg Boss 6 contestant and Kingfisher calendar model Karishma Kotak has managed to beat her contemporaries including the leggy lass Diana Penty and the South actor Daisy Shah, to land the lead role in Salman Khan’s next home production Mental. Titled Radhe earlier, the movie is a remake of a South film, and will be directed by Sohail Khan.
Although Karishma was already being considered strongly for the part, director Sohail Khan apparently was also looking at Diana Penty and Daisy Shah. Yet, it was Karishma’s special equation with Salman, which helped the British-Indian model bag the role, which one can say, will be the most important role of her life! “Salman has had a good equal with Kotak ever since he shot a TV commercial with her last year. In fact, he also advocated for her inclusion in Bigg Boss 6. He believes the model can deliver a strong performance on screen,” said a source close to the film.
Incidentally, this will not really be the Hindi movie debut for Karishma since she has already acted in a little known film called Season’s Greetings in 2010 which sank without a trace! This time though, the babe can bank on Sallu miyaan to deliver a blockbuster performance. Mental is all set to go on floors next week!
First Published: 7.00 PM IST 02.07.2013