Casting director Sunny Dagar opens up about casting Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami in Zwigato - Times of India

Casting director Sunny Dagar opens up about casting Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami in Zwigato - Times of India
Mar 2023

Casting director Sunny Dagar, who has worked in projects like Mitron, Muthoon, Aisha, Avrodh, Bloody Brothers and The Broken News, is currently garnering accolades for casting Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami in Nandita Das' Zwigato. The film revolves around the life of a food delivery guy and the struggles faced by him in the gig industry.
Sharing about the kind of responses and appreciation the film is receiving, he said, "We, received some good response from the audience, saying that they saw this completely other side of Kapil Sharma from a well know comedian to a common delivery partner in the movie. He portrayed the character so amazingly, and how Shahana Goswami portrayed the character of Nandita. People really appreciated thw story that how it was not the struggle of one man but the struggle of the whole family, overall the whole movie shared a great experience about the life of delivery partner and put the audience in a zone where now they will think before rating from now on."

Speaking about how the casting of Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami happened, he said, "As we know nandita ma'am always comes up with something extraordinary and this movie was around ordinary people, so to make this movie more heart touching for the audience she wanted someone who knows how to win the hearts of audience to be casted in the film and who is better than Kapil Sharma in addressing audience Also, talking about talent then we all know Shahana's hard work and versatility with different characters and how she tries to reach the depth of her characters and the story. So that's how these two names came up and the casting happened."

Sharing his working experience with director Nandita Das, he said, "It was such a wonderful experience working with Nandita ma'am. She had a clarity on what she wanted and thay is why I worked on this film so passionately. She wanted this movie to be around reality of common people hence she told us that the caste should be realistic so that audience can easily relate themselves to the characters in the movie."

"Nandita ma'am was precise about the whole cast and our job was to make sure that we deliver the best person to meet her expectations, me and my associate went to Bhuvneshwar we searched so many actors. We used to recheck all the auditions and shortlisted candidates which were actually justify the character on screen and leave a mark over audience. And that's how the whole process went on," he added.