Dimple Kapadia lands role in Christopher Nolan's film

Dimple Kapadia and Christopher Nolan

Mumbai: Veteran Indian actress Dimple Kapadia has been cast in Christopher Nolan's action epic "Tenet", which will also feature Robert Pattinson and Michael Caine, and will be shot across seven countries, including India.

The makers made the announcement about the espionage thriller on Wednesday, reported Variety.com.

But Dimple, 61, is yet to comment on it.

Dimple, who made her screen debut with 1973's Bollywood film "Bobby", is a National Award winner. She has proved her mettle in Indian cinema with an eclectic mix of parallel and commercial films like "Rudaali", "Krantiveer", "Dil Chahta Hai" and "Finding Fanny" among others.

Mumbai-based talent manager Purvi Lavingia Vats, who was instrumental in getting Ali Fazal a role in "Fast and Furious 7", says she pitched Dimple for the role to Nolan's casting team in Los Angeles.

"Dimple is a great and a wonderful person. She is the only Indian actor to be a part of this project as of now. They will be shooting the film in different countries, and India is one of them," Vats told IANS.

"It took me a few months of convincing. But Dimple was up for it. It is something different for her, and it was an interesting process to make it all a reality," added Vats, who is focussed about getting more international exposure for Indian talent.

"Tenet" was so far being described as a "massive, innovative, action blockbuster", but plot specifics are under wraps, reported IndieWire.

Pattinson, John David Washington and Lea Seydoux are previously announced cast members.

Apart from Dimple, the new joinees in the film, to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in theatres worldwide on July 17, 2020, include Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Clemence Poesy and Caine.

Pattinson had teased the scale of the film in an earlier interview to USA Today.

He had said: "I've been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there's just something about Chris Nolan's stuff.

"He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it's unreal."

Nolan's last film was "Dunkirk".

How Usha Uthup lost out on 'Dum maro dum'

Mumbai: Veteran singer Usha Uthup says she was supposed to sing the hit "Dum maro dum" song along with Asha Bhosle in 1971, but lost the opportunity at the last moment.

Comedian Kapil Sharma recently shot an episode of Sony Entertainment Television's "The Kapil Sharma Show" with Uthup and playback singer Sudesh Bhosle.

During their interaction, Uthup opened up about why she was not able to sing the "Dum maro dum" song in the movie "Hare Rama Hare Krishna".

"It was decided that the song 'Dum Maro Dum' will be a duet song sung by Asha Bhosleji and me. We both spent a lot of time rehearsing for the final recording. But during the day of recording, I wasn't called in. So, I ended up calling R.D. Burmanji to confirm the schedule for the recording of the final song.

"To this, he replied saying that the song will be sung by Asha Bhosle. It kind of upset me, but I was definitely not angry as I believe, 'Gaane gaane pe likha hai gaane wale ka naam'," Uthup narrated.

The two singers later lent their voice to the iconic song "Hare rama hare Krishna" for the film.