BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Nishabdham is one of the latest releases on Amazon Prime’s catalogue with an incredible storyline and probably having the biggest Hollywood starcast. Director Hemanth Madhurkar reveals on how Michael Madson was roped in for the film.
He shares his vision on how the hunt for a Hollywood actor was focused on primarily. “From the beginning we were looking for a Hollywood actor to be a part of this film for Richard’s character but what happened is I realized during my stay in LA that Hollywood actors have a sag opera which basically means Indian chamber of comers which probably maybe an association. So, they are bound to work only for Hollywood and if they have to work outside there’s a lengthy process. As a result, there are no Hollywood actor who work in Indian films except for a few of guest appearances or something like that.”
The director further added, “In that process, I thought of a lot of stars and it was actually difficult to get the actors that I wanted on board with the timings and a lot of other things. Finally, when I was doing the auditions for the film, I hired a casting director locally and through her I was casting other stars and they were many other American actors during that time. I mentioned that I am looking for a star as well for the film and then she told me that she knows Michael and she can talk to him.”
How things escalated quickly after sending the script the director ends by saying, “I then sent in the script, spoke to him over the call and I met him after so he was very much happy with the script and character and he was eager to be a part of an Indian film where it’s more like an Indo-American film for his experience and that is one of the main reasons, we shot mainly in the US so there won’t be any issue. The film is shot like a Hollywood film having Indian actors in it.”
Nishabdham is available on Amazon Prime Video and is a must-watch for an intriguing plot. The film is directed by Hemanth Madhukar, and produced by TG Vishwa Prasad and stars Anushka Shetty, R Madhavan and Anjali in the lead roles. The film marks American actor Michael Madsen making his Indian film debut and also stars Shalini Pandey, Subbaraju and Srinivas Avasarala in pivotal roles.