Mouni Roy to play Rajkummar Rao’s wife in Maddock’s next ‘Made in China’
After the overwhelming response to Hindi Medium in China, where it opened on April 4, Dinesh Vijan is gearing up for another quirky comedy. Made in China with Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy will roll in September in Mumbai, travelling to Gujarat and subsequently China.
The film will be directed by Gujarati director Mikhil Musale whose 2016 thriller-drama Wrong Side Raju had bagged the National Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati and he now makes his debut in Bollywood
It is Rajkummar’s second collaboration with Dinesh Vijan after the horror comedy Stree which hits theatres on Aug 31st
Mouni who is a popular name in the television world, makes her Bollywood debut in Reema Kagti’s sports drama, Gold, an Independence day release
Raj plays a struggling Gujarati businessman and Mouni a Mumbai girl who moves to Ahmedabad after marrying him. “She’s a simple housewife, living in a lower-middle-class locality, feisty and crazy about Raj. She’s by his side through his struggle and pushes him to go to China when the opportunity calls. Raj, who wants to give her the best, crosses the Great Wall hoping to become a successful entrepreneur. It’s the couple’s fascinating journey informs the source
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Dinesh is excited to reunite with the versatile Rajkummar and have the “sensual and sensitive” Mouni on board. “We wanted someone who’d connect with the heartland and Mouni, a typical Indian beauty, has a huge fan following. She has a strong personality but gentle eyes and is a good dancer which is essential for the role as her character has a passion for classical Indian dance having learnt it. She has started working on her Gujarati dialect. Raj will start prep soon and knowing the chameleon that he is, I’m sure he’ll quickly get under the skin of the character,” informs Dinesh.
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