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”.
Article 24. August 2019
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.