Keshav Panneiry says that “his film ‘A Little Heaven In Me’ focuses on the ‘fighting spirit of Indian women’ and, therefore, he chose model Pragya Jaiswal over Mallika Sherawat to play the lead.” The film is produced by Purnima Mead under her Bibia Films banner. It is the story of the women who makes an exceptional journey from being a small town girl in Rajasthan to becoming one of the best known writers in the world.
“The main reason we refrained from casting Mallika was that her thought process didn’t match the subject of our film, since she had given the statement that ‘India is a regressive and depressive nation for women’,” Panneiry said in a statement. “Our film shows the positive side and fighting spirit of Indian women, and her screen and public image didn’t go with the character of the film,” he said.
“We conducted auditions. They were held in a real shoot like environment where we found Pragya very promising and her on screen presence was charismatic,” he said.