After successfully producing films like 'Love Aaj Kal', 'Cocktail' and 'Go Goa Gone', Saif Ali Khan returns to production with his banner Black Knight Films. The actor-producer joins hands with longtime friend Jay Shewakramani of Northern Lights Films for an exciting collaboration. Starting with Nitin Kakkar's family comedy, 'Jawaani Jaaneman'.
While a string of newcomers are making their inroads into the Hindi film industry, insiders have been placing their bets on Alaia F, Pooja Bedi's daughter who is quite a social media sensation. While there was ample speculation surrounding the casting of the film especially the role of Saif's daughter, official sources now confirm that Alaia F has been signed for the film.
The makers were keen on casting a fresh face since they believed that an author-backed role like this best suited a debutante. Saif and Jay are personally looking into Alaia's big Bollywood debut as Saif was also instrumental in launching Diana Penty (Cocktail) and Giselli Monteiro (Love Aaj Kal).
Says Saif Ali Khan, "I'm very excited about working with Alaia...she has all the qualities we were looking for a young lead . She has the charm and energy to take the film to the level it needs and I’m looking forward to getting to work with her . We are lucky to have found our perfect cast ."
Producer Jay Shewakramani adds, "Alaia has got this film purely on merit. We tested her the same way we tested others for this particular role.Nitin,Saif and I unanimously felt she is right for the role after viewing the screen test so we are super excited and looking forward to working with her."
The film, which goes on floors early next year in London, will see Saif essay the role of a father in his late 40's who refuses to grow up despite being responsible for a teenage daughter. 'Jawaani Jaaneman' also marks the actor's return to the rom-com space.