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'Want people to look at me in all sorts of ways': Alaya F on 'Jawaani Jaaneman', rejection & future in Bollywood

"I am just exploring my options. There’s a lot of interest coming from a lot of people," Alaya F said.

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DNA Web Team

Updated: Feb 10, 2020, 04:29 PM IST

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Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaya Furniturewalla might just have made her debut opposite Saif Ali Khan in Jawaani Jaaneman but the young girl is already a busy bee. After Jawaani Jaaneman, Alaya already has a three-film deal from Northern Lights Films. She has another film lined up with Pooja Entertainment, though she prefers to be tight-lipped about it for now.

"I am just exploring my options. There’s a lot of interest coming from a lot of people. I am very grateful. I just hope I make the right choices now. I don’t have a set idea on what I want to do or specifically not do. I want people to look at me in all sorts of ways. I don’t want to be categorised as an actor who does a certain type of roles," she said. 

Alaya might be carving her way into the industry now but before her first film, she said that she also faced a lot of rejection. 

"Initially, people would have reasons to say no. I would be very upset. I would wonder ‘why not?’ Then I realised that if people are making a film and investing crores in it, at the end of the day they have to make a decision that is right for their film. Once I realised that I focused on doing my best. Now when I see Jawaani Jaaneman, I feel the character is exactly like me. I remember looking at the character and saying, ‘oh my god! I am perfect for the character’. I was lucky to fit into this role. I was lucky that Tia was like me and thankfully they also liked my acting. It worked out well."

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