Interview | Tannishtha Chatterjee - Nazneen in Brick Lane (2008) - a film by Sarah Gavron (Video)

Nazneem  Tannishtha Chatterjeein Brick Lane

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Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who plays Nazneen in acclaimed British-Indian art-house film Brick Lane (DVD), was in Paris when director Sarah Gavron and the casting director asked her to meet in Mumbai.

Tannishtha Chatterjee got off a plane at 2 AM in Mumbai and met them at 8 AM next morning. She was asked to read out a few lines from the script. The film-makers liked her, but initially said she was too young, which, according to Tannishtha, was because she was dressed as a college-going kid in jeans and T-shirt. So Tannishtha came back wearing a sari and her hair tied at the back, and there was no more question in Sarah Gavron and her casting director's mind that Tannishtha Chatterjee was perfect for the role of Nazneen.

Brick Lane was released in 2008 and stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Naeema Begum Lana Rahman. The film is based on a book by Monica Ali with the same title (buy Brick Lane: A Novel online).

Watch the exclusive interview of the beautiful Bengali actress Tannishtha Chatterjee posted at You Tube bu Blackfree.TV.

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