Javed Jaffrey’s Son Meezaan Opens up About his Father’s Struggles; Says ‘Sometimes He did films so that he could pay for my education’

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All eyes are on Meezaan Jaffrey, the next celeb-kid to be joining Bollywood with the upcoming movie Malaal. Son of actor-comedian Javed Jaffrey, Meezaan is set to step foot into B-town with the film ready to hit the theatres next week.

A week before his big debut, Meezaan opened up, and shed light upon the dark stage of his father’s career. In a recent interview, Meezaan was quoted as saying, “I have literally seen the good and also the dark phase of my father’s career. There was a time when my father, being a family man, did films so that he could pay bills for many things including my education. I have got a good life but I saw him struggle.”

“He (Jaaved) is also very loved and respected because he is a skilled dancer and actor. The whole thing made me understand that if I am good in my craft, I will get my due and if I have love and support of the audience, I will get what I want as an actor,” he further revealed in the interaction.

Directed by Mangesh Hadawale, Malaal is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mahaveer Jain, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar. The forthcoming flick also marks the debut of Bhansali’s niece Sharmin Segal. Meezaan is supposed to be essaying the role of a Marathi boy living in a chawl, who falls in love with a girl from North India.

Shedding further light on his character, Meezan said, “At times, we tend to overdo it because technically speaking I do not come from that background, so I might just overact to make it look convincing. That could have happened to me as well if I was not in the right hands. Since Mangesh is a Marathi, he helped me to get the body language and emotional space right to portray the character,”

Published by Amrit Santlani on 28 Jun 2019

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