Saif Ali Khan has donned the hat of a producer for his upcoming film ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’. It was earlier rumoured that he will be casting daughter Sara Ali Khan as the leading lady in the same. However, he has denied the claims and said that they will be going ahead with Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaia Furniturewala for the main role.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Saif Ali Khan revealed that they wanted a fresh face for the film which is why they loved Alaia Furniturewala for the lead role!
I would have loved to have Sara in Jawaani Jaaneman but that would have meant her choosing this film over everything else she’s doing because we wanted it to be the first film of the person we decided to cast.
Saif fondly said that his daughter Sara is going in the right direction with films like Kedarnath and Simmba which she has already done; and Aaj Kal which she will be doing opposite Kartik Aaryan.
I feel Sara’s career graph and the trajectory is in a good place, and in a way I’m happy it’s separate from mine at the moment. We are very excited to launch Alaia with this film and she is perfect for the part.
Jawaani Jaaneman, the film, is being directed by Nitin Kakkar and produced by Jay Shewakramani, jointly along with Saif Ali Khan. Saif Ali Khan shared his thoughts about the film –
I’m excited about producing the film with Jay because it’s a team coming together to try and create a family comedy that’s relevant. Jawaani Jaaneman is a modern slice of life movie that people will connect to on so many levels
Saif Ali Khan, himself, is shooting for Tanhaji: The Unsung Superhero which is slated to release on January 10, 2020.