Bhansali set to launch niece, Javed Jaffrey's son in 'Malaal'Last updated on May 18, 2019, 08:24 pm
Veteran Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to launch his niece, Shermin Sehgal, and Meezan Jaffrey, son of noted dancer and actor Javed Jaffrey in his upcoming movie, titled Malaal.
The film shot in varied picturesque locations abroad is also the Bollywood directorial debut of Marathi director Mangesh Hadawale, whose film Dekh Indian Circus had won a National Award in 2012.
The trailer of 'Malaal' got released today, liked 19,000 times
The film, being produced by Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, and Krishan Kumar, is ready to hit the theaters this June 28.
Further details about the story and characters being portrayed by the actors were kept a secret till now.
Meanwhile, the trailer got released today, and that's when we see the fresh, new faces.
The 3.04-minute-long trailer has been liked 19,000 times.
Becoming an actor was not a childhood dream, says Meezan
When asked about his Bollywood debut, Meezan said that becoming an actor was never his childhood dream, but it was "Sanjay sir who believed in me."
About the debutant, Prerna Singh, CEO of SLB Productions, said that she found his face very versatile.
"We have signed him for 3 films and continue our aim at BPPL to give the industry more talent," she added.
Bhansali personally trained the newbies, wanted them off social media
Bhansali, known as a perfectionist, groomed the two newbies himself, and also ensured that they stay away from media limelight.
He also wanted them to be a surprise package, and so asked them to go off social media completely.
Such a hard taskmaster Bhansali is that Ranbir Kapoor once said that he quit while assisting SLB in Black, as "Sanjay had gotten too much."
SLB's next directorial project 'Inshallah' has Alia, Salman in lead
Apart from Malaal, Bhansali is also looking forward to direct Inshallah starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.
Notably, the actors will be seen sharing the silver screen for the first time.
Reportedly, he will have a start-to-finish schedule for the Prabhudeva directorial, also starring Sonakshi Sinha.