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Oh Juliet, where art thou?

bollywood Updated: Sep 14, 2011 00:49 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times
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Actor Prateik Babbar aka the Romeo of tinsel town is desperately looking for his Juliet for his forthcoming film Issaq an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The film is set in Varanasi with a rustic look and backdrop. While Prateik has been finalised to play the character of Romeo, the search for Juliet is still on.

Director Manish Tiwary, who has auditioned over hundred girls, says, “We want a fresh pairing for the film. The girl has to look very vulnerable and should not be more than 18 years of age to look perfect with Prateik, who too will sport a lean look in the film.”

Tiwary has auditioned girls from Delhi, Pune, Lucknow and Banaras, but the search is still on. “We thought of many names from the industry, but then I understood Manish’s point, and I agree that a new face will best serve the script. The film has to go on floor soon, as we are looking at an early next year release. Hopefully, we will find our Juliet soon,” says producer Sailesh Singh from Paramhans Creations.