Radhika Madan starrer Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota was the opening film at the 20th edition of the MAMI film festival. But the actor got a chance to audition for this Vasan Bala directorial just by chance. She shares that she had planned to audition for the modern-day Laila in the Imtiaz Ali production Laila Majnu.
“I had gone to audition for some other film. I was doing my lines when someone came to me and asked, ‘Do you know action?’ I said, ‘No.’ Then I was asked if I was flexible. I said yes because I dance. I showed some moves and next day, I met sir (Vasan) and he told me, ‘You are Supri (her character in the film)’,” Radhika told a packed house after the premiere of Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota at 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.
Vasan, sharing the stage with her, revealed how he smuggled her out of Laila Majnu, which eventually started newcomer Tripti Dimri.
“The casting there happening was Laila Majnu and Student of the Year 2. So, I had no other option. We had to smuggle her out of Laila Majnu,” the director said to the delight of the audience, who kept cheering after the film’s end credits rolled.
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, which had its international premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, is an action-comedy about a man, who feels no pain. The film is set for an early 2019 release. It also stars Abhimanyu Dassani in the lead role and Gulshan Deviah in a double role.