Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has hardly worked with newcomers, but in "Mirza Sahibaan" he has cast two fresh faces and said it is the script's demand.
The film will mark the Bollywood debut of Harshvardhan Kapoor, son of actor Anil Kapoor, and Saiyami Kher, niece of talented actress Tanvi Azmi and granddaughter of yesteryear's leading lady Usha Kiran.
Mehra told IANS: "It was the need of our script to cast fresh talent and new actors".
Meanwhile, his last directorial "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has been on a winning spree. It won not just the National Award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment, but also won multiple honours at the recently held International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards.