Manmohan Desai’s Grandniece Clinches “MEET THE PATELS”!
Vaishali Desai, grandniece of legendary film maker Manmohan Desai, has signed Saurabh Varma’s MEET THE PATELS.
She plays a Gujarati girl in the film, who is a television reporter. Vaishali has 3 generations of filmy folks before her, who were associated with the film industry. Even her great grandfather Kikubhai Desai had produced several films. Vaishali was runner-up at the “Ponds Femina Miss India International”.
She is currently undergoing special training to perfect her role as a Gujarati girl. “We feel that Vaishali is a great mix of talent and looks, and not even 5% of her talent has been utilised till now. We aim to bring out her best with MEET THE PATELS where for the first time she is doing a comic role.” says director Saurabh Varma.
Vaishali Desai shares her experience, “I am doing comedy for the first time, so it’s a bit new for me. I will play a journalist in the film and I have been observing how they (journalists) take interviews. An actor is supposed to observe, so yes, I am meeting a lot of journalists and I hope I do justice to this role,”
Vaishali, like many, admits “comedy is difficult”. But her woes are being taken care, through workshops. “It’s a clean comedy and everybody can sit together to watch the film. It’s a normal commercial film, but the comedy is different. I’ts not crazy but you will laugh in every scene.”
Produced by Krian Media, “Meet The Patels” also features Shiv Pandit, Shazahn Padamsee and Ketan Singh. It is slate to release on 24th April 2015.