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Sonakshi Sinha was our First Choice for Noor- Sunhil Sippy

Ravi Sharma | March, 29 2017

“Sonakshi Sinha was our first choice” says Sunhil Sippy during his recent press-junket with media.

Latest offering of British-Indian filmmaker Sunhil Sippy, Noor, which is based on Saba Imtiaz novel Karachi, You're Killing Me!, tells a tale of a Pakistani journalist-writer Noor's misadventures and love life as she navigates her way through Mumbai.

“Sonakshi Sinha was our first choice. I didn’t know it right at the very beginning but when I started starting and once I got to end, it became evident she is perfect for the role” 

“I like the fact that Sonakshi Sinha has tremendous range. She is funny, quirky, and silly but she is also very intense and serious. In Noor, I got the opportunity to explore every part of her as an actor” adds Sunhil. 

Though the movie is women centric, but filmmaker Sunhil Sippy says all the characters in the film are three dimensional, which means every character’s behaviour reveals things about main lead. 

“It is definitely a women centric film and it is really about Noor and her coming of age, every character is three dimensional. So what you got, the behaviour of every opposing character will be revealing things about main lead. Noor is in constant conflict and other characters are balancing, so she is not overshadowing anybody in the film”   

“Noor is defined by the world she exists in. It is not she defines the world and characters; she is defined by interaction with others, so all the characters had to be equally rich as her” says Sunhil about the main lead and other characters.

The movie features Sonakshi Sinha as Noor, along with Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar and Purab Kohli in pivotal roles.

Sunhil Sippy is geared up to empower women on-screen with Noor, but also talks about empowering women off-screen too. 

“All the department heads in Noor are women, be it cinematography, art, co-producer, screen play, dialogue, line producer, all women. It is beautiful sign of our times, there can never be enough said or done for women. The amount of oppression, conflicts and difficulties women has faced over decades and centuries is Huge. If everything goes in favour of women for god knows how many years, it is still fine” adds Sunhil. 

Noor is slated for 21st April 2017 release. 

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