Actor Sangeeta Wylie gets a break in Deepa Mehta’s gangster movie BEEBA BOYS, which will be premiering at TIFF 2015 on September 13th at Roy Thompson Hall. The film will open nationwide on October 16th.
BEEBA BOYS is a ferocious, adrenaline-charged Indo Canadian gang war film, which mixes a violent clash of culture and crime. Sangeeta plays a small role as Kiran, a girl who tries to pick up gang leader Jeet played by Bollywood star Randeep Hooda (HIGHWAY, KICK, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI). Wylie received high praise for her performance from Mehta, who called her “exceptionally talented, genuine and fearless.”
Deepa Mehta is a Toronto-based director, who has earned international acclaim for films such as the trilogy FIRE (1996), EARTH (1998), and WATER (2005). For Sangeeta, who gave up her dental practice to pursue her career as an actor, working on this film with Deepa was a dream come true.
Sangeeta’s first feature film role came in TOWER (2012), in which she plays a dentist, by an ironic twist of “art imitating life”. The film, nominated for three awards, premiered at TIFF and was directed by award winning filmmaker Kazik Radwanski. Shortly after that, Sangeeta worked on the television series NIKITA.
Sangeeta is currently working on her own original TV series, a Canadian quirky comedy with elements of drama and the surreal. Her roles in community and fringe theatre based in Toronto include Inherit the Wind with the Scarborough Theatre Players, Lady Windermere’s Fan with Bloor West Village Players, and an original piece called Gloria’s Guy with Alumnae Theatre have garnered her rave reviews. Other original pieces include Paul and Priya’s Wedding, and One Night. Sangeeta has also performed with the internationally acclaimed, Toronto based Cantores Celestes women’s choir.
Sangeeta co-wrote, directed and produced an original play Dis-connect about online relationships and how technology today may be affecting our abilities to relate to each other in the real versus virtual world. She also co-produced a short film L’armoire that screened at Reel World Festival to great reviews.
Back in Vancouver, the Cold Reading Series cast Sangeeta as Mary Davis in an Affolter Bros original script Counter Act that recently won the 7th Annual Hot Shot Shorts Contest. Mary is a young African American woman trying to exercise her right to service at a restaurant during the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s.
Sangeeta will be in attendance at the TIFF premiere of BEEBA BOYS in Toronto.
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