Leeds girl turned Bollywood starmaker wants hometown talent

Naila Mughal with Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan.
Naila Mughal with Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan.
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ever fancied a go at being a Bollywood actor?

Well, now you have a chance thanks to a Leeds girl who has become one of the top casting agents for the world’s biggest and most prolific film industry.

Naila Mughal, who grew up in north Leeds and went to Allerton Grange school before moving to India’s Tinseltown, is on the lookout for extras for a new film being shot in the UK.

Filming for Welcome to Karachi will take place in Bradford between September 23 and October 2, as well as in London and Wales.

Naila said: “We are shooting for Welcome to Karachi in Bradford and giving an opportunity for locals to be part of the film as extras.

“We need extras of all ages to be part of the film.

“We have Bollywood stars like Arshad Warsi and Jacky Bhagnani in the film and it is produced by Vashu Bhagnani.

“This a great opportunity for locals to get involved and gain experience on the film set.”

It’s not the first time Naila –who has top Bollywood stars like Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgan on speed dial – has returned to her home county to look for talent.

Her love affair with working in Bollywood started at a young age, when she met her acting hero – and 80s superstar – Mithun Chakrobarty.

To apply to take part, or for more information, email naila-casting@hotmail.co.uk. Put ‘Bradford’ in the subject box or sub-heading.

You can also call Malkit on 07931 019860 or visit: www.nailamughalartistes.com

Welcome to Karachi, with a plot focusing on global politics, is expected to be released in 2015.

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