Bollywood actress Preity Zinta's six-year-old niece will be seen in her younger avatar in her upcoming film Ishkq in Paris.
A few months ago, Preity had launched a search for a child actor between the age of 4 and 7, who could play her younger role in her first home production.
But the hunt ended in her own family with her Los Angeles-based niece Maya (her brother's daughter), who is apparently a replica of the actress and sports dimples like her aunt.
"Maya is very young, so she didn't really care much about acting. For her, it was more of an adventure. She was more than excited to be a part of her aunt's film. From the professional point of view, she was extremely nice to work with," director Prem Raj said in a statement here.
Ishkq In Paris is a romantic comedy starring Preity and newcomer Rhehan Malliek. The film releases on November 2.