A designer of repute, Wendell Rodricks, who usually stays away from the Bollywood chaos, chose to make an exception for Onir’s film ‘Shab’. The designer not only styled actor Ashish Bisht for the film but also stars in front of the camera. Apart from Wendell, also making his acting debut will be ace designer Varun Bahl.
Varun Bahl will be seen playing himself in the film, as he is a part of the jury panel with Raveena Tandon judging models which include lead actor Ashish Bisht. While Wendell will plays an integral part in giving the lead character Ashish his first break.
Talking about roping in the best designers to make an appearance in his film, director Onir said, “Varun and Wendell are very dear friends and were sporting enough to immediately agree to be themselves in the film. It was fun shooting with them. Wendell was so sure I will edit him out as he is very camera shy, but he is in the film as a mentor to the character of Ashish who he styled. Varun looks super sexy on screen.”
Though Wendell is very selective about taking up films as a designer, he made an exception and took up Onir’s film as a project because he felt that the script was well within his “area of expertise” and his work style is in tandem with that of Onir’s. No wonder the designer stepped out of his comfort zone and also faced the camera for Onir, for the first time ever.
Produced by Sanjay Suri, Bhavna Talwar, Onir & Mohan T. Mulani, the film stars Raveena Tandon, Ashish Bisht, Arpita Chatterjee in pivotal roles. ‘Shab’ is slated to release on the 14th of July.