Pooja Bedi's daughter to debut in Saif Ali Khan-starrer Jawaani Jaaneman
The family comedy is directed by National Award-winning director Nitin Kakkar
Alaia F, daughter of Pooja Bedi, has been cast in the role of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter in the upcoming film, Jawaani Jaaneman. The family comedy is directed by National Award-winning director Nitin Kakkar, and co-produced by Saif’s Black Knight Films and Jay Shewakaramani’s Northern Lights Films.
Saif Ali Khan says, "I’m very excited about working with Alaia. She has all the qualities we were looking for in a young lead. She has the charm and energy to take the film to the level it needs and I’m looking forward to working with her. We are lucky to have found our perfect cast."
Jay Shewakramani adds, “Alaia has got this film purely on merit. We tested her the same way we tested others for this particular role. Nitin, Saif and I unanimously felt she is right for the role after viewing the screen test, so we are super excited."
Jawaani Jaaneman will go on floors early next year in London. In the film, Saif essays the role of a father in his late 40s who refuses to grow up despite being responsible for a teenage daughter.
It was earlier rumoured that Saif’s real-life daughter, Sara Ali Khan, who is making her debut in Kedarnath, will be essaying Alaia’s part in the film. However, when asked about this, director Nitin Kakkar denied approaching Sara for the role.