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Assistant director of ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ and many other Hindi films, Vibha Gulati went on to contribute in Hollywood with films like ‘The Waiting Room’, ‘The Interpreter’ and a few more short films. Vibha has announced her next American film ‘Forbidden’ with Salony Luthra playing the lead.

Salony Luthra is a popular face in the South Indian film industry. She won the best actress award for her Tamil film ‘Sarabham’ and critic award for ‘Oliyum Oliyum’. Salony’s feminist Hindi short film ‘Kajal’, directed by Pakhi Tyrewala, will be premiered at The New York Indian Film Festivalon 6th May.

Says a source, “Vibha was looking for someone who acts well and can play an Indian born in America. The character is very strong and the script demanded the character to perform some action sequences. Salony was an appropriate choice and successfully passed the tests too.”

Says Salony, “I was confident with all the other required elements for the role but wanted to get the American accent right. For that, I researched and spent three weeks in the US.”

​Forbiddenan American film where she is playing an American medical student of Indian origin. “It is about a girl who goes by her heart and pays a heavy price for it. It is based on a true story and when I read it, it shocked me. Here again, I auditioned. This time via Skype when I was in Budapest for an international project. Once again, the makers felt that my body language suited the character but were not convinced by my accent. They offered me the role on the condition that I had to develop an accent in a stipulated time.”​