As he launches his second production house, Saif Ali Khan kicks off the nationwide hunt for debutant for his next; daughter Sara Ali Khan was previously rumored to do the film.
Bollywood industry was abuzz with rumors of Nawaab sahib Saif Ali Khan and his cute daughter Sara sharing big screen in Filmistaan director Nitin Kakkar’s new project after the movie maker accepted to offering a film project to the father-daughter pair.
Whilst the reports regarding the father-daughter duo were later refused by Saif, sources have now discovered that the family comedy – tentatively titled Jawani Jaaneman – will introduce a new face in its place. The selected one will reportedly play the character of Saif’s daughter.
Interestingly, the flick will also mark the star’s come back to production under his recently introduced banner, Black Knight Films.
IT'S OFFICIAL… Saif Ali Khan's Black Knight Films and Jay Shewakramani's Northern Lights Films join hands for their first venture together… Titled #JawaniJaneman… Directed by Nitin Kakkar… Starts 2019. pic.twitter.com/0Ny2AzxKdO
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 3, 2018
It may be mentioned that Happy Ending (2014) was the last project to have surfaced from Saif’s preceding banner, Illuminati Films.
A source near to the development revealed that the producers are already carrying out auditions crosswise metro cities for the female lead.
“Since it is an author-backed role, the makers are on the lookout for someone who is talented enough to pull off the part. Casting director Shruti Mahajan has started screening aspirants from across the country. They are keen to zero in on a girl in the next two months so that they can prep her for the big debut, well before the film rolls early next year.”
Jay Shewakramani of Northern Light Films, who is also the co-producer of the project with Saif, is presently neck-deep in trials.
He said, “Besides conducting nationwide screen tests, Shruti has reached out to agents in the UK and the US as well.”
Shewakramani added that the “clean, amusing family comedy” is right up Saif’s alley.
“The film revolves around a 40-something man refusing to grow up and act his age. Saif and I have successfully worked together creatively in Race (2008) and Race 2 (2013) [Shewakramani was the creative producer at Tips]. We are close friends and understand each other’s creative ideas.”