Actor Kiara Advani opened up about her family history, as well as her equation with Juhi Chawla. Kiara clarified her ‘complicated’ family history to Ashish Chachlani and Janice Sequiera on the show Social Media Star. To note, Kiara is related to veteran actors Saaed Jaffrey and Ashok Kumar. Still, the connection is not completely straightforward.
Kiara stated that basically, her grandfather got married and her nani–to who he got remarried, is the daughter of Ashok Kumar. So by marriage, she is related to Ashok Kumar. Her grandfather’s brother is Saeed Jaffrey. But the sad part is, she has never met either of them. She got to know more about them, once she started telling her parents that she wanted to get into films.
Kiara disclosed that she never heard any film industry stories when she was growing up. Her parents are childhood friends with a couple of actors, she has never even met anyone except for Juhi aunty (Juhi Chawla), who is her father’s childhood friend. At this point, one of the hosts Janice said, “You just called her Juhi aunty!” Kiara admitted that she doesn’t think she will kill her. She was the only person she met. She further stated that Juhi is very grounded. Around Juhi, Kiara has never felt that she was a huge film star, and she was just like her parent’s friends. They would meet at birthday parties. Juhi would be dancing and choreographing dances with her kids. Kiara was one of those kids. All of them would be her backup dancers. That would be the extent of the filminess.
During the conversation, Kiara inquired Ashish what would he do if Zoya Akhtar gave him a role similar to Ranveer Singh, and she, a role like Priyanka Chopra. “It’s such a big dream for me.” Ashish replied, “For that, we have to do a Bajirao Mastani.” Kiara started laughing at her own statement and said, “Kam bol, comments mein gaali padegi!”
On the work front, Kiara Advani was last seen in Shershaah alongside Sidharth Malhotra, which appeared as one of the big successes in 2021. She would next be seen in Jug Jugg Jeeyo co-starring Varun Dhawan.