The team behind Jadoo are thrilled to announce that we have a complete cast!
Bringing her bright, sparky character to set, Amara Karan (from Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited and Nigel Cole’s upcoming StudioCanal release All in Good Time) will play Shalini, the driving force behind the reunion of her feuding father and uncle. Shalini’s father, Raja Chandana, is played by Harish Patel, whose credits include Run, Fatboy, Run and Buddha of Suburbia, and will spark off comedy favourite, Kulvinder Ghir (loved for his roles in Rita, Sue & Bob Too, Bend It Like Beckham & the sketch show Goodness Gracious Me), who plays Jagi, his ill-tempered younger brother.
Casting always presents a unique set of challenges, and the Jadoo team is fortunate to have on board the wonderfully intuitive Sam Jones who has worked with Amit and the Producers to provide an outstanding line-up. As well as assembling a cast that looks, and feels, like a genuine family, Sam also had to select actors comfortable with speaking Hindi so they can bring to life the tears and laughter in Amit’s script. And so, before the shoot, we find ourselves feeling rather excited about a cast that so neatly fits these attributes.
Joining our leads the Jadoo team welcomes Tom Mison, Shalini’s fiancé, who recently starred in One Day with Anne Hathaway; Harvey Virdi, Jagi’s long-suffering wife; Adeel Akhtar of Four Lions fame; and Nikesh Patel, Shalini’s witty younger brother Dee. We’re also delighted to be joined by talented and experienced actors Paul Bazeley, Antony Bunsee, Ray Panthaki & writer and TV presenter Hardeep Singh Koli.
And last, but by no means least, we are thrilled to have on board internationally renowned chef and actress Madhur Jaffrey, who will host the ‘Kings of Curry’ competition at the film’s climax where she will play herself. Needless to say the entire crew is extremely excited to welcome her on set.
Three days to go!