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Lucknow casting director Mohd Saif reveals- how artists are selected among hundreds

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Every film is unique in itself, has a unique story to portray. From dialogues to direction, from emotions to enthusiasm, from feelings to felicitations, every film has a unique concept to lay on. So do the selection of its main-stream or side artists specifically appropriate as per the necessity or uniqueness of the film. With the same notation, recently Lucknow has seen a new moon to this field. Local casting director Mohd Saif has outshined in the selection of artists for various films like Gulabo Sitabo, Batla house, Gunjan Saxena: The Cargil Girl, Cheat India, Tanu weds Manu, Satyamev Jayate 2, Mehrunisa, Lahore confidential, Bagawat, and many more.

In film making casting plays a highly important role as every role or character whether small or big has a look and feel moreover its own identity. Mohd Saif while understanding this concept is delivering some of the best role fitted artists from Lucknow and Uttar-Pradesh.

From Past few years, Uttar Pradesh is seeing a boom in the film industry. As central government to state governments have taken an oath to promote this state, films are made in large amount to showcase that growth. Mohd Saif has made his name in one of the top talent suppliers in Lucknow and as a result of the same; every film audition happening in Lucknow first takes his name to sort the artists.

Mohd Saif’s name is taken by every big or small filmmaker who is coming to make movies in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh.

In a recent interview of Mohd Saif with BHN news, he says, “In Uttar Pradesh, there are still more than half of the artists doesn’t know how to appear in an audition”. He further says as “Most of the auditions happening for the selection of local artists are based upon the demand of the character portrayed by the writer in the script. The selected artist has to be as similar with the written character.”

Mohd Saif tries to find the best out of the best as he believes that an artist is known by the efficiency of the character adopted by the artist. An artist is known when he completely forgets about himself and takes the character as he owns it.

Mohd Saif shares his beginning as he started his career in modeling thereafter he did his first film ‘Shudra: The rising’, which turned the table for him. He didn’t look back after that and continued doing many successful films like bullet raja. One sudden day he realized that while playing roles in films he was not able to spend much time on the set, where his main desire was to spend time on sets so thereafter he started casting direction and became highly successful in the same.

By TIS Staffer
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