I got an interesting call last evening. As I run a South-Asian boutique, I get a lot of business mails, calls, and sometimes they edge on presumptuous, strange and completely absurd. This one was different and caught me completely by surprise.
It was a casting company asking for a recommendation and /or if I could put up a flyer for them looking for a south-asian woman who’d be interested in playing a role in an upcoming hollywood movie. That perked my ears up!
Hollywood!? Did you say Hollywood?! YESSS, it’s Hollywood.. not Bollywood, not Tollywood, but Hollywood as in Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson hollywood!
Apparently these 2 buddies have gotten together to come up with this movie where Owen, Adrian Brody [of Pianist fame] and Jason are playing brothers on a spriritual journey in India. That’s where Darjeeling comes in. Ive googled and did my basic research, and looks like this is quite genuine.
The casting company is looking for some SA [read: brown, macaca, desi ;-) ] to play the role of RITA – a stewardess on a train. So if there is any intelligent articulate young lady interested in trying out for a role on the big screen, please send your snapshot and contact info to Cindy – firstname.lastname@example.org – mention KB please.
Feel free to forward this to anyone remotely interested in any way :-)
Have a good Labor Day weekend all!