Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh who has united an excellent team of actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vijay Varma and Jaideep Ahlawat for his streaming debut film Jaane Jaan thinks that it was destined for these actors to team up for the film.
Ghosh said that it’s like they were meant to work together. Khan's unwavering interest in Jaane Jaan brought Ghosh his Maya D’Souza (Khan’s character name in the film).
Speaking on casting Khan for the role, Ghosh said, “It felt like the universe was at work because it was such a huge coincidence that led up to Kareena being cast in the film. When I first got the rights to the film, I told no one about it.
He continued,"It was right then that Kareena called me up talking about how she wants to be a part of a film like this. What are the odds. For me, after having this script for 11 years, having Kareena play the role of Maya made sense instantly, it was a meant-to-be kind of situation."
Ghosh mentioned, “For me, it's extremely important that I see the characters in every actor that is playing the role. With Jaideep and Vijay, they clicked with Naren and Karan immediately. As a director, you should always believe your gut feeling and the right casting is half the job done.”
“Jaideep and Vijay’s camaraderie and chemistry has been undeniable, you could see the bond they shared from the get go. I had no idea they were classmates, but what more can you call this other than destiny?” he said.
Jaane Jaan is a cat and mouse thriller, the film follows Maya, Naren and Karan (Khan, Ahlawat and Varma), in a race where everyone is trying to cover and uncover the truth. The film will be available to stream on Netflix from September 21 onwards.