Happy memories on your birthday, Ashutosh

Looking back, 30 years ago on what could be your first screen role

The film is ‘West is West’, directed by David Rathod. It also takes us back to the nostalgia of David’s father Ken (Kantilal) Rathod, who brought us the remarkable Gujarati film ‘Kanku’ (1970).  

In the picture below with India’s legendary Pearl Padamsee (to your right) and Heidi Carpenter (left).

The film revolves around an Indian emigrant played by Ashutosh, who meets a punk rocker (Heidi Carpenter) and a hotel owner (Pearl Padamsee) while dodging U.S. immigration officials. 

The picture was taken by Jim Block, and preserved by the film’s Casting Director Uma da Cunha


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