Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he was so impressed with debutante Sobhita Dhulipala that he didn't feel like testing her again for "Raman Raghav 2.0".
Sobhita won the Miss Earth title in 2013 and also featured on the popular Kingfisher calendar in 2014.
"When I saw her audition, I had no idea who she was, not even her name. She was so perfect for the character, I didn't feel the need to test her again," Kashyap said in a statement.
He also said that he was surprised how a beauty pageant winner like Sobhita didn't care about the way she looked.
"In the process of shooting the film, the more I discovered her, she wasn't like any of the models or Miss India winners I have ever met. It was a big surprise to see a Miss India who did not care about how she looked but did care whether she was getting the character and emotions right," Kashyap said.
"In the days we shot the film, she drowned herself in character so much that she became Simmy (Sobhita's character in the movie). She saw every single cut of 'Raman Raghav 2.0' as many times as it was screened, even more than me. That is how nuts she is," he added.
"Raman Raghav 2.0" also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. Released on Friday, the film is loosely inspired by notorious psychopath Raman Raghav who embarked on a murderous killing spree in Mumbai during the mid-1960s.