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Saif Ali Khan spills daughter Sara was the first choice for Jawaani Jaaneman

Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan, who has been receiving rave reviews for his extraordinary performance in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) ever since its release, is currently busy promoting his next film, Jawaani Jaaneman.

In the much-awaited film, Khan plays the role of a 40-plus carefree man who does not want to get married and settle down in life. However, his life takes a sudden dramatic change when he comes to know that he has a 21-year-old daughter. Alaia Furniturewala, the daughter of former model and actress Pooja Bedi, is making her silver screen debut with the film.


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Not many people know that when the project was being planned, Sara Ali Khan was set to play the daughter’s role alongside Saif Ali Khan. Confirming the same, Saif Ali Khan tells in an interview, “Yes, what had happened was that Kedarnath (2018) had almost been shelved and Sara didn’t have another movie. So, this film was around and being the knight in shining armour and a good daddy, I asked her if she would like to do this. She had said ‘yes’.”


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Then why did she not do the film? “Kedarnath came back on track and then, Simmba (2018) also fell in place. I only told her then that listen Sara, don’t do this film. This was a backup for you. I think I could have done it with someone else but she should be working with Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan next. She said she would like to do that. I wouldn’t want her to do a film just because it’s me. It gets really complicated when it’s about family,” said the actor in conclusion.

Made under the banners of Pooja Entertainment, Black Knight Films and Northern Lights Films, Jawaani Jaaneman is directed by Nitin Kakkar and also stars Tabu in a pivotal role. The film is scheduled to release on 31st January.