After Sara Ali Khan being all ready to debut with Kedarnath, another star kid is all set to hit the big screens very soon. We are talking about Pooja Bedi’s daughter Aalia Furniturewalla. Aalia will reportedly be debuting with Saif Ali Khan in one of his own productions ‘Jawani Janeman’.
After 2014’s Happy Ending, this is going to be Saif Ali Khan’s next pick for Production. He will be producing this film along with Jay Shewakramani. Jay has also worked with Saif, in films like Race and Race 2 before, as a Creative Producer.
About ‘Jawani Janeman’
Directed by Nitin Kakkar, Jawani Janeman is a story of a 40 year old man, played by Saif and revolves around his relationship with his daughter, played by Aalia. Aalia would be playing the character of a fun-loving, independent girl, sporting a model look.
Aalia would be starting her readings and workshops for the film from next month. The shooting for the film is scheduled to start in March next year. The release of the film is also planned for 2019.
How Aalia Got The Part
With a lot of nepotism talks going on in the industry. Jay made sure he put forth how Aalia ended up getting the role in the movie. Apparently, they took screening tests of about 50 aspirants and then finally decided to go with Aalia.
He backed his decision by saying – “Someone told me that Pooja Bedi’s daughter wants to act, so I checked out her pictures and sent a message to Pooja who put me in touch with Aalia’s agency. We loved her test, she’s got the film completely on her own merit.”
After Saif and Jay were convinced to cast Aalia for the role, Jay took Aalia to Kashmir to meet the director of the film. Nitin who is currently shooting for Salman Khan’s next production, Notebook, thought that Aalia would be perfect for the role.
Jay said – “Within 10 minutes of our meeting Nitin felt that she is the prefect cast for this film. She will play a fun-loving, independent girl, sporting a modern look in the film and will begin her readings and workshops next month, while we will start shooting for the film in March. However, she pretty much needs to be herself in the film as the role is quite tailor made for her,”
Aalia is quiet a stunner herself as we can tell by her Instagram feed.
Have a look at her pictures here
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