Jim Sarbh won much accolade for his role as an antagonist in 2016’s ‘Neerja’. One among his many new fans was none other than Ranveer Singh. In fact, Singh revealed that he was so bowled over, that he recommended Sarbh’s name to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Malik Kafur in ‘Padmaavat’ (2018).
To BollywoodLife, Singh said, “People are talking so much about mine and Jim’s parts (laughs). It is so heartening to see that. Jim was one of the most enriching co-actor experiences I ever had. You must know this, casting Jim was my idea. I had seen Neerja and was blown away by his performance. I told Sanjay Sir to please try him out for the role of Kafur. Just after his first audition he got cast. I am too thrilled about the appreciation he is getting. We know well how much he has contributed towards the film.”
‘Padmaavat’ has opened to packed audiences and Singh’s performance as Alauddin Khilji has also won many hearts worldwide.