Cast announced for film based on life of ‘Thank You, Cancer’ writer

Cast announced for film based on life of ‘Thank You, Cancer’ writerCast announced for film based on life of ‘Thank You, Cancer’ writer
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Daniel Anderson
June 27, 2023
Kapil Talwalkar, Olivia Liang and Karan Soni have been announced as the main cast of the upcoming indie film “Paper Flowers.”
About “Paper Flowers”: The film, directed by Mahesh Pailoor, follows the story of a young man who becomes determined to make the most of his remaining days after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis.
The film is based on the life of Shalin Shah, a graduate of the University of Southern California and a Peace Corps volunteer who died at the age of 22. Prior to his death in 2015, he wrote an article for HuffPost titled “Thank You, Cancer,” which went viral.
Cast and crew: Talwalkar will star as Shah, Liang (“Kung Fu,” “Legacies”) will play Shah’s high school sweetheart, and Karan Soni, known for his roles in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and the “Deadpool” franchise, will play one of Shah’s friends, according to Deadline.
Other cast members include Faran Tahir, Meera Simhan, West Liang, Jenny Gago and Tom Everett Scott.
Additionally, Asit Vyas, a relative of Shah’s, will serve as a producer.
A word from Vyas and Pailoor: Vyas previously told Deadline that it was Shah’s “last wish to share his story with as many people as possible when he saw his story help inspire people around the world.”
Pailoor added: “Shalin’s story was not just about a patient’s experience with a terminal diagnosis, but it was about all of us needing to learn to live in the moment. It was a guide to living.”
A release date for “Paper Flowers” has yet to be announced.

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