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Up-and-Coming Star Viveik Kalra: “Nerve-Wracking, but Cool”

Back with “Bend It Like Beckham”, Gurinder Chadha put together a clever love comedy and launched the career of Keira Knightley. In “Blinded by the Light”, it’s Viveik Kalra playing the leading male role.

Viveik Kalra was still in acting school when he was discovered by director Gurinder Chadha, who was looking for a lead actor for “Blinded by the Light”: “I would have given anything to be in one of Gurinder’s projects. She’s a pioneer of British Asian cinema. Even the audition was amazing: nerve-racking, but cool. And that's the kind of movie she does the best. It’s about a boy at a turning point in his life. That's why I wanted to play Javed”.