Meezaan Jaffrey to star in Sooraj Barjatya’s son’s debut directorial instead of Kartik Aaryan

Bollywood industry gets a lot of debuts by newcomers and alot of them also happen to be the star kids. From Jahnvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan to Ananya Pandey, Bollywood last year saw a bunch of them making their debut. Now Sooraj Barjatya’s younger son Avnish Barjatya is also heading towards a career in Bollywood, as a filmmaker and not an actor. He has already locked the script for his first project, and we hear he will be casting one of the leading young guns of Bollywood to topline it.

According to rumours that have been in the air for sometime, Kartik Aaryan was the top contender for the film. But now, it seems like plans have changed and  there’s a change.  Kartik won’t be starring in the movie anymore. A source reveals, “It didn’t work out with Kartik, and now Avnish has offered the film to Meezaan Jaffrey. It’s a big film mounted on a large scale, based on the backdrop of a destination wedding. It will be like a usual Rajshri family entertainer, but with a modern twist.”  Avnish wanted Meezaan because he felt he suited the role to the T. “There’s family drama, romance and action and Avnish felt Meezaan can carry off the chocolate boy next door look and the action packed hero avatar equally well. They have verbally agreed to team up on the film. He will soon do a recee for the same, post which the team will lock the dates and go ahead with the shoot.” 

Speaking of Meezaan, this is not the only film that he has on his side. He currently has Hungama 2 in line which also stars Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles.  Well, we wish Meezan all the best and hope to see him soon on the big screen!


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