Dimple Kapadia will make her Hollywood debut in Christopher Nolan's "Tenet.” The film, starring Robert Pattinson and Michael Caine, is said to be shot across seven countries, including India. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage.”
Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing “Tenet,”, while Thomas Hayslip is serving as executive producer. Other crew includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Jennifer Lame, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson. The score is being composed by Ludwig Göransson.
While shooting is likely to begin in August or September, the film is slated for a July 17, 2020 release.
Mumbai-based talent manager, Purvi Lavingia Vats, who facilitated Kapadia’s deal, told IANS that when she pitched the “Bobby” actress for the part, “things fell into place.” She continued: "The casting director was then flown from Los Angeles to Mumbai and he and Nolan met with her. The rest was history.”
Kapadia’s daughter Twinkle Khanna and her colleagues in the industry commended her for the project. "And on a personal note - Congratulations Mother,” Khanna wrote. “So proud of you! You are truly amazing and you set an example for all of us that age is not an obstacle in the path of ability and talent. Hurrah!" Kapadia’s nephew Karan Kapadia, who recently made his Bollywood debut with “Blank”, wrote: "Congratulations, if anybody in the world deserved this, it's you. You are a fine actor and an even better human being and after killing it for over 45 years, you never seize to amaze. I love you. Now go do what you do best."
Anil Kapoor, who starred in American series "24", called her casting "phenomenal", while filmmaker Anurag Kashyap tweeted wrote: "So cool... Dimple Kapadia in a Chris Nolan Film...Wow."
Kapadia was last seen in “Welcome Back". She shot to instant stardom in 1973 with “Bobby.” She took a break from films after marrying Rajesh Khanna, known as Bollywood’s first superstar. She returned to films after a decade with "Saagar,” and was seen in films like Aitbaar,” "Arjun,” “Ram Lakhan,” “Batwara,” “Kaash,” "Rudaali,” “Lekin,” "Dil Chahta Hai,” “Luck by Chance,” “What The Fish" and "Finding Fanny.”