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Indian and Middle Eastern Actors for Feature Film

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Bell Bottom
Written by Aseem Arora & Parveez Shaikh
Directed by Ranjit M Tewari

This film is based on a plane hijack that happened between India & Pakistan in 1981. IC792 to JFK is hijacked by terrorists from Azaadi Dal & the plane is taken to Lahore.

At the behest of a senior, Indira Gandhi is about to request her Pakistani counterpart, General Mohd. Zia UL Haq to carry out negotiations. But one man advises her against it.
With his advice, the Indian Government decides not to negotiate with the hijackers.
Pakistani ISI team gets into the plane to speak with the terrorists who are stunned to hear that Indian Government has taken this stance. The ISI asks the hijackers to take the plane to another neutral destination, a country which would like the matter to be resolved peacefully. Flight 792 Lands in Dubai.
Only two other flights are allowed to land - a top level delegation from Pakistan which actually is the ISI team and the other flight to land is a team of Indian Embassy officials that include covert agents from RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) on this special mission. The man who is the mastermind of this mission is code named Bell Bottom.

Then we see the whole drama unfold in Dubai. It's the first time that India is able to foil a hijacking. It is also the first time that Indian intelligence agencies redeem some lost pride by not just saving the lives of all countrymen but also by getting the hijackers and bringing them back to India.
This event also marked an end to the alleged Anti India conspiracy by Pakistan known as Operation Topaz. Bell Bottom is the story of a hero that not many have heard of, but a hero nonetheless.

I am currently casting all the secondary roles. These roles are all very important to the film.

StarNow note for talent: No examples of previous work available.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Shooting will be in London and Glasgow August 2020

Job payment

£250 per day - Current daily rate is starting at £250, but this will rise up depending on experience

Expenses paid - Travel, accommodation if needed and food


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Inter-Services Intelligence Chief of Pakistan

He is the mastermind of a very complex hijack operation. A man with almost unlimited authority and decision making powers. Capable of using the deadliest terrorists as puppets to carry out his operations. Known to have direct ties and an effective working relationship with key figures in the United States including the CIA Director. Commanding, strategic and a shrewd diplomat. Indian accent. Fluent in Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi.

Male, aged 55 to 65

  • Ethnicity: Indian, Pakistani
  • Accents: Indian

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

Junior subordinate of Inter-Services Intelligence

Assistant to ISI chief who conveys messages and information to him. Also mediates between the chief and the terrorists. Looking for an actor with an Indian accent. Can be either native or speak with a flawless accent. Must be able to speak fluent Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi.

Male, aged 35 to 45

  • Ethnicity: Indian, Pakistani
  • Accents: Indian

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

Defence Minister of UAE

The defence minister is seen getting involved in intense discussions with the Indian foreign ministers. He is authoritative and gives them an ultimatum and warns them about the repercussions since the development and safety of the people is his priority. Emirati, from Dubai who belongs to the Royal family. Will speak English in most of the film but the actor will be taught a few Hindi sentences. Middle Eastern accent

Male, aged 40 to 50

  • Ethnicity: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Accents: Middle Eastern

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

Senior Commanding Officer, Signal Intel Unit,Dubai

He hears the Diplomats out while they propose the plan of the covert operation. He accompanies the Defence Minister of Dubai in the ATC. He's got Diplomatic relations with India. Will speak English in most of the film but the actor will be taught a few Hindi sentences. Middle Eastern accent

Male, aged 35 to 50

  • Ethnicity: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Accents: Middle Eastern

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

On board passenger on the aircraft, Senior Citizen

Religious with a high sense of culture. She is taken as a hostage by the hijackers. She does not lose hope and continues having faith and praying. Born in a typical Indian Punjabi household like Jalandhar or Amritsar and converses in Punjabi most of the time. Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi speaking with a native or flawless Punjabi accent. This is a physical role as she will be pulled and dragged by terrorists and involved in action sequences.

Female, aged 55 to 70

  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Accents: Indian

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

Captain of the Indian Kabbadi Team

A Punjabi girl who has been taken as a hostage by the hijackers. She is brave and courageous. Looking for a woman who has an athletic body and looks like around 16 years old. Fluent in Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi with a native or flawless Indian accent. Will be a part of the action sequences as fights the hijackers so any screen combat is a plus. Must be able to drive.

Female, aged 18 to 20

  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Accents: Indian

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

Defence Secretary of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Communicates all the info to the Prime Minister. A man from Bengal. Indian accent and fluent in Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi

Male, aged 40 to 50

  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Accents: Indian

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

Pilot for Indian Airlines

Extremely professional, follows protocol and also cares for the safety of the people. Threatened at gunpoint by the terrorists. An Indian man from Mumbai. Indian accent and fluent in Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi.

Male, aged 50 to 60

  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Accents: Indian

Applications closed 8 July 2020.

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Listing created: 29 June 2020
Applications closed: 8 July 2020
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