Television hottie Mouni Roy is all set to make her big Bollywood debut opposite Akshay Kumar in Gold. But ever since this announcement was made there was a lot of buzz about how Salman Khan has helped Mouni bag her role in Gold. Salman and Mouni’s several meetings and outings made the rumours seem even truer. However, putting an end to all the fake news, Ritesh Sidhwani said that Mouni Roy got her role on the basis of her talent and not on anyone’s reference.
During the success bash of web series Inside Edge, Ritesh Sidhwani told the media “To be honest, nobody recommended her. She is talented… It’s like taking away someone’s talent by saying that somebody recommended her. She was actually auditioned for that part and she gave a fantastic audition.”
He further added “We all — Farhan (Akhtar), Reema (Kagti) and everyone watched the audition and we chose her. So, just like all others, she was actually auditioned and after that, she got the part. It was not based on recommendations.”
Mouni is currently shooting for the film in Leeds and will go on till August end.
Gold is a historical sports drama which will showcase the journey of India winning its 1st gold medal as a free nation in the Olympics, 1948 – we can’t wait to see what Mouni has to bring to the big screen!