I wanted the actors to feel everything personally: Kavish Sinha on casting for Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Kavish Sinha is on a professional high with his upcoming show Mumbai Diaries 26/11 ready to be released in a few days
Kavish Sinha is on a professional high with his upcoming show Mumbai Diaries 26/11 ready to release in a few days. The show is a take on the medical fraternity and the service they provided during the Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11. It boasts of a great ensemble cast that includes Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Natasha Bharadwaj, Tina Desai, Satyajeet Dubey amongst others.
Kavish Sinha seems to be hitting the right spot with all his castings be it 'The Empire' or 'Mumbai Diaries 26/11' amongst the most recent ones.
The ace casting director says, "Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is a special project as it’s set in the backdrop of that nightmarish night but talks about a story which has never been covered before. It is set inside a hospital that is under immense pressure to save lives with patients coming in by the minute. It’s definitely not a regular day in the lives of our medical heroes. When I heard the one-liner of the show, I was thrilled as well as nervous since I had witnessed that night very closely. I was celebrating an awards night with my colleagues around that area when everything changed. The feeling was as personal as it could be since that night turned my outlook towards life forever. The show also touches upon the moral dilemma that a doctor could face in such a situation as they are treating the victims as well as the terrorists and also people who they’ve known. Moreover, it unfolds the personal layers of the characters as well. Casting Mumbai Diaries 26/11 had to have a holistic approach. I wanted the actors to feel everything personally. The empathy, the pain, the vulnerability, the nervousness, and the authenticity of bringing the characters to life. It’s an ode to the frontline workers who are majorly unsung heroes. Using the right medical terms, the body language, and the sheer understanding of each nuance when you’re put in a situation like that is what I aimed at finding."
The show has garnered huge anticipation and is scheduled to release on September 9 on Amazon Prime Video.