Wedding Season is a 2022 Netflix romantic comedy directed by Tom Dey, which released in August 2022 and was well received by audiences upon its premiere (currently sitting at 87% on Rotten Tomatoes). The movie focused on Asha, a finance worker who is not interested in falling in love, much to the dismay of her parents. As wedding season approach for her and those around her, she convinces another single man to pretend to be her boyfriend. Naturally, as all romance tropes go, this results in an unexpected bond forming between the two.
Wedding Season features an extremely talented cast, including Suraj Sharma, Pallavi Sharda, Rizwan Manji, Veena Sood, Ari Afsar, Sean Kleier, and Manoj Sood. Indeed, the film is rooted in cultural specificity, shining a light on South Asian issues, which is a rarity in this genre in Hollywood. In light of Wedding Season’s success, let’s look back at the cast and other roles you’ve seen them play.
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Pallavi Sharda plays Asha, the main character of Wedding Season, who does not have any desire to get married. As such, she tricks everyone by using Ravi as a decoy, with whom she pretends to be in a relationship. Pallavi is known for her role of Prama in the 2016 movie Lion with Dev Patel. She has also starred in the Netflix series The One and ITV’s Beecham House. Her role in Wedding Season will surely ensure she is booked for many more upcoming projects, as she brings a unique charisma to the screen.
Suraj Sharma plays Ravi, who is Asha’s fake date during wedding season. Sharma is known for his breakout role as Pi in the 2012 Ang Lee film Life of Pi, for which he earned a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination. Since then, he’s also appeared in Homeland, God Friended Me, and most recently in the Hulu series How I Met Your Father, where he played the role of Sid.
Arianna Afsar plays Asha’s younger sister, Priya, who is planning her wedding to Nick. Afsar is known for competing on American Idol in 2009, being one of the final 36 contestants. Since then, she has appeared on stage in Hamilton. She has also starred in an episode of The Unusual Suspects and My Haunted House.
Sean Kleier plays Nick, Priya’s fiancé who is trying desperately to fit into their family. Sean is known for his appearances in Ant-Man and The Wasp. He’s also appeared in episodes of Blue Bloods, Odd Mom Out and Mr. Right.
Veena Sood plays Suneeta, Asha’s mother who is on a mission to get her daughter married. She has been consistently acting for years, and her most recognizable credits include: The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, 16 Hudson, Ghost Wars, and, most recently, she appeared in an episode of Netflix’s Virgin River.
Rizwan Manji plays Vijay, Asha’s father, who acts as comic relief throughout Wedding Season. Manji has over 100 acting credits to his name and has been acting since the 1990s. He’s known for his roles in Schitt’s Creek, Outsourced, Perfect Harmony, Atypical, and Peacemaker.
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Sonia Dhillon Tully plays Venna, Ravi’s mother, who is also set on ensuring her child is married. Sonia has played roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation, Netflix’s Locke and Key and Designated Survivor, where she played the British Prime Minister.