Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaya F is all set to enter showbiz with Jawaani Jaaneman. The starlet will be seen with Saif Ali Khan and Tabu in the film. While she belongs to a filmy family giving enough meet to naysayers, Alaya says her journey has not been an easy one. “I got rejected several times, then, was lucky enough to bag this film. I am glad that I got rejected and grateful my debut is happening with Saif sir and Tabu ma’am. It didn’t feel real until I started shooting the film," Alaya told Mumbai Mirror.
She added, “We need to realise that even in our struggle, we are privileged. If we got rejected in 10 auditions, someone else has got the thumbs down 100 times. Their struggle is greater than ours. But just because I’m privileged, doesn’t mean that I’m not going to do what I love and work hard at it.”
The newcomer also said she never wanted to become an actress. She was always into academic and was involved in extra-curricular activities. When she realised her love for film, Alaya got herself into ‘a four-year course in filmmaking at the New York University.’
“On returning to Mumbai, I was clear that I would train for another two years and did many acting and dance classes, learnt everything from Bollywood to contemporary hip hop and Kathak. To get rid of my Yankee accent, I took Hindi diction classes and signed up for voice modulation," Alaya further said.
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