Magazine article Screen International

Big Bang Theory Star Sees Reason

Magazine article Screen International

Big Bang Theory Star Sees Reason

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EXCLUSIVE: Kunal Nayyar, star of The Big Bang Theory, is heading the cast of Aditya Bhattacharya's A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, an English-language crime drama shooting in India and Los Angeles.

Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), Lance Reddick, Alex Brendemuehl and Neha Chauhan also star in the film, about a rich young slacker who is sent to Los Angeles to sign over a family building to a Russian conglomerate following his father's death. After refusing to sign the papers, he finds himself up against rogue cops and the Russian mob.

"It's an American crime drama with an Indian protagonist and you never see that," Nayyar told Screen. "I'm known for playing a nerd so this was an opportunity to show a different facet of what I do."

Nayyar's film career is taking off with roles in Canadian comedy Dr Cabbie, which is scheduled for US release on November 26, and Sooni Taraporevala's upcoming 3 And A Half. …

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