It’s an open secret that Sashaa Agha, daughter of Pakistani actor-singer Salma Agha (Nikaah, 1982), is preparing for her Bollywood debut. And now, it’s confirmed that the newbie will star opposite Ishaqzaade actor, Arjun Kapoor, in Yash Raj Films’ Aurangzeb.
Although her mother earned her fame essaying conventional roles, Sashaa will have one of the most glitzy debuts next year. Apparently, producer Aditya Chopra is personally investing time and energy to come up with the perfect look for her.
"She will be presented as a super glamorous heroine. But staying true to the method adopted by the YRF banner, her look will be guarded closely until the release of the film," says an insider.
Besides her mother — most famous for her rendition of the award-winning song ‘Dil ke armaan’ in BR Chopra’s Nikaah — Sashaa’s grandmother, Nasreen, worked with KL Saigal in AK Kardaar’s Shahjahan (1940). Salma’s maternal grandfather Jugal Kishore Mehra and his wife Anwar Begum acted in Heer Ranjha in 1932.
Aurangzeb, directed by debutant Atul Sabharwal, features Arjun Kapoor in a double role. And added to the cast are south star Prithviraj, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh. Although YRF officials remained unavailable for comment, the film’s spokesperson confirms: “Sashaa will have a glam outing in Aurangzeb. Other details will be revealed at the right time.”