Aalia Furniturewalla to play Sara Ali Khan in her debut film
Pooja Bedi’s gorgeous daughter Aalia Furniturewalla is all set to step into the world of showbiz. The 21-year-old has been shortlisted to play Saif Ali Khan‘s daughter in her first film. In a recent interview while Aalia expressed her excitement over bagging her first film project, she also clarified that she is not playing real-life Sara Ali Khan.
Talking about stepping into Sara’s shoes on screen, Aalia told Bollywood Hungama, “It’s a funny derivative. I am playing Saif Ali Khan’s daughter but not real life Sara. In fact, the character I’m playing is actually a lot like me in many ways! Which for me, is a great thing in a debut film because not only does the audience get to see me act and perform, but they also get a little glimpse into the real-life Alaia! And it goes without saying, I’m thrilled excited to be making my debut as Saif’s onscreen daughter. He is one of the finest actors that we have and I hope to learn a lot from him!”
When asked about the competition that she will eventually have to face, Aalia added, “I’m beyond excited!! And I’m really happy that I am starting out at a point when there is so much going on for actresses. Janhvi (Kapoor) and Sara made their debut last year, this year it’s Ananya (Panday), me and others. I think each of our film choices have been so different from each other’s choices that it makes it all the more exciting. Our film industry has seen such a variety of films recently and I feel like all of us as newcomers are really embodying that variety too. Each one of us is bringing our own individuality and our own choices to the table. We aren’t trying to fit in.”
Earlier while reacting to reports of her rejecting films with her father, Sara had said, “I would love to do a film with Abba but the film and our characters must justify our presence. We can’t do a film for the sake of doing.”
It should also be recalled that there were innumerable reports suggesting that actor Saif Ali Khan would be seen playing daughter Sara Ali Khan’s on-screen father in director-writer Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’. But Saif denied it saying, “It is not true at all.”