Middle Eastern Talent Who Speak Punjabi for Indie Film Project in NYC

By | August 21, 2015

We are looking to fill three roles for a short film which will shoot in NJ for three days and NYC for two days.


Location: West Windsor, NJ and NYC, NY

Type: Film

Forbidden’ is a modern day Romeo and Juliet tale centered around a Sikh American woman Jasleen Sidhu and a Persian American man Fahwaz Tehrani. The protagonist Jasleen is from a traditionally minded Sikh family that became prosperous after migrating to North America. Her culture and religion conscious parents want her to marry within the Sikh community, and are shocked when she disappears the day of her engagement to an arranged match. After Jasleen and Fahwaz elope, they think they’ve found happiness — but Jasleen’s family tracks the couple down and commits horrific acts in defense of their family honor.

Forbidden will create awareness by reiterating the fact that the act of ‘honour killing’ is not one of dishonor and immorality, but of disobedience and control. It is a heinous crime against humanity and is in fact against anything and everything that is deemed as holy.

We are looking to fill three roles as follows:

Email your headshots, resumes, and availability in Aug and Sept. Below is the character profiles:

1. Jasleen (Early 20’s)- A young Sikh woman torn between her family’s cultural expectations and her love for a man outside of her ethnicity. Tall & Attractive Sikh American Woman. Must have long hair. Intense vulnerability and innocence required.

2. Papaji (50’s)- The patriarch of the Singh family. Rigid and unyielding by nature. Sikh Man- Must wear a turban/beard and speak fluent Punjabi.

3. Biji (Late 40’s/Early 50’s) – Warm and caring mother. Jasleen’s mother. Sikh Woman- Must speak fluent Punjabi.

Please also include your availability for September and October 2015.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: West Windsor, NJ and NYC, NY
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This casting notice was posted by: Vibha Gulati – Director

One thought on “Middle Eastern Talent Who Speak Punjabi for Indie Film Project in NYC

  1. Jessi Dhillon

    Hi I am Turbaned Sikh, 50+ lives in NY. Have acting background. Acted in a few films in India & US with stage shows ( drama ). Interested to see the script
    Fluent in Punjabi, Hindi & English.
    Jessi Dhillon


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