WEB DESK: Veteran actor Javed Sheikh is ready yet again to work again in yet another Bollywood movie after Om Shaanti Om, and the exciting news is that he is in the same movie as his daughter, who will be making her Bollywood debut alongside him in Happy Bhaag Jayegi.
In an interview with Bollywood Life, the actress opens up about the movie and how she got it.
When asked about the role, Momal said, “I play a self-made, confident Pakistani girl Zoya. She is emotional and completely in love with her fiancé Bilal (Abhay). The two are happy in their own world when Happy (Diana) comes into their lives. She is an Indian girl who gets stuck in Pakistan and that’s when some issues crop up between Zoya and Bilal.”
But what we did not know was that Momal actually got her ole through her father who will be playing the same role in the movie. “Basically, my father was offered a role in the film. The makers asked him to suggest a few Pakistani actresses for the role of Abhay Deol’s finacee. He had given them a few names except mine.
“They were still auditioning the girls when they googled for some names. They found my pictures with my father and asked him ‘Who is this girl, is she related to you?’ He told them that I am his daughter and an actress too. They coaxed him to give my number and spoke to me directly. I gave my audition, they sent me the script, I liked it and here I am.”, revealed Momal.
She also said that the reason the veteran actor did not forward her name was because he wants her to make a name of her own.
On more scoop on working with her father, Momal said,”It was a great experience working with Baba. It was for the first time that we shot together. It is always fun to work with family and a learning experience.
“Baba is not strict at all on the set. He is more of a friend. He has given me everything. Baba says, ‘Do whatever you like, enjoy your life and then learn for yourself’”.
The father daughter duo will be seen sharinf screen space in Diana Penty’s starrer Happy Bhaag Jayegi.