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Sayani Gupta plays a 14-year-old in Ranbir-Katrina’s Jagga Jasoos

Sayani Gupta is currently working with Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif for their next, Jagga Jasoos. where she plays a 14-year-old.

bollywood Updated: Apr 06, 2017 17:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Sayani Gupta,Jagga Jasoos,Ranbir Kapoor
Sayani Gupta made her debut with Kalki Koechlin’s Margarita with A Straw.

Actor Sayani Gupta has impressed critics with her stellar performances in Margarita with A Straw, Shah Rukh Khan‘s Raees and Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2.

She is currently working with Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif for their next, Jagga Jasoos. We have now learnt that Sayani plays a 14-year-old in the Anurag Basu film.

Not much is known of her role currently, but we hear that she plays Ranbir Kapoor’s friend. Sayani has had to work on her mannerisms/ body language to suit that of an early teenager. The film is slated to release later this year.

Confirming the news, Sayani said in a press statement, “It’s the best casting of my life. I love dada (Anurag Basu) to have had the imagination to see me as a little girl who is all of 14 years. I loved his audition process as well, it was so simple. He is quite a genius and this character will always be very close to my heart. People who have seen me in the look can’t believe that I am not a teen.”

“I remember I had cut my hair and went for the audition and dada was quite surprised because actors don’t do these things before they have gotten the part. And once I went on set on the first day of shoot, and we were deciding the look for the character, I insisted that I should cut my hair in this little bob. Ajay, Ranbir’s hair stylist was all excited to chop my locks, but Dada wasn’t convinced at first but I had the look so vivid in my mind, that after a while with Ranbir’s help, I finally managed to convince dada. He was super happy with the look. And then I just got stuck in this short hair look for over two years now. And I love it,” she added.

Sayani’s next is an Indo-British production, Hungry, with Naseeruddin Shah .

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First Published: Mar 06, 2017 12:38 IST