Nargis praises Jessica Chastain for ‘pushing the ante’

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri, who has been in New York to shoot the last portions of her Indo-American film “5 Weddings”, is excited to watch actress Jessica Chastain’s much talked about performance in “Miss Sloane”.

The film is releasing on February 3 by PVR Pictures.

The actress says she has always liked the work by Chastain, who essays a powerful political lobbyist in the film.

“I’ve always liked Jessica Chastain’s work and the content she stands for. ‘Miss Sloane’ is a tale of a strong and strategic woman playing the game with the big dogs, using all it takes to win,” Nargis said in a statement.

Nargis finds it great to see “women performers push the ante like Jessica and help carve a solid and contemporary image of women in powerful roles”.

“5 Weddings” is a slice-of-life drama and comedy film directed by Namrata Singh Gujral. Apart from Nargis, the film also features Rajkummar Rao, Bo Derek, Candy Clark, Anneliese van der Pol and Suvinder Vicky.