Ahsaas Channa remembers the time when she played a boy in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 13 Aug 2019

A young Ahsaas Channa first faced the camera at the tender age of 4. She played the role of a young boy who sent jitters down the spine in Bollywood’s horror drama Vaastu Shastra (2004). Her impressive performance as a child actor in the movie landed her offers from other filmmakers.

In 2006, she got a chance to play Shah Rukh Khan and Priety Zinta’s son in Dharma Productions’ Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. She was the cute little Arjun who loves to play the violin but is forced to play soccer by his short-tempered dad.

Today, after 13 years of the film’s release, Channa, who is now grown up into a gorgeous girl, reminisces working with the Badshah of Bollywood.

Speaking an interview with a leading tabloid, she recalls, “I was 6 when I worked on Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Everyone pampered me a lot. I had most of my scenes with Shah Rukh sir and he used to really take care of me. In New York, it was so cold, that he would teach us warm-up exercises so that we keep warm and face no difficulty while shooting.”

“Any shot I use to give, he used to clap for me and encourage me. Even Preity Zinta was very sweet to me. She treated me like her baby even in real life. Abhishek Bachchan always came to meet me on the set no matter where he is. With Amitabh Bachchan, I didn’t have any scene, but we were in the same hotel and met a couple of times. He told me I will go a long way and that remains with me,” the actor added.

From playing roles of a boy to featuring in TVF’s Kota Factory, Ahsaas Channa has come a long way. Having acted in films, TV shows and web series, the actor feels she is lucky to have “experienced a whole new world at a very young age” and “it’s been a great journey” for her until now. In her own confession, she had a childhood better than many.

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