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Meet Big B's new love interest

She's young, she's beautiful, and she has stolen the Bollywood superstar's heart, writes Sakshi Arora.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 18:12 IST
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She might just be 18 but she is the love interest of the biggest superstar of Bollywood.

Amitabh Bachchan, the God of Hindi films will be seen romancing Jiah Khan, the new kid on the block in Ram Gopal Varma's Nishabd.

Here's a look at the girl who stole away Big B's heart.

Daughter of actress Rabiya, 18-year-old Jiah Khan was to debut from the Bhatt camp in Anurag Basu's Tumsa Nahin Dekha.


 Jiah Khan, the new kid on the block

But the newcomer never got to do the film as she was replaced by Dia Mirza at the eleventh hour.

According to sources, "Jiah and her mom would make unreasonable demands and throw a lot of tantrums on the sets of Basu's film and hence she was replaced."

But maybe fate had something else in store for her.

Jiah was introduced to Ramu by a builder and according to him he immediately knew that she had some thing about her which was different.

But he did not then have any project to sign her.


Big B's new love interest

Much later, when Ramu discussed with Big B the idea of making a film on a love story between an aged man and a young girl, Jiah's name popped into his head for the role of Bachchan's young lover.

Jiah will now be making her debut in Ram Gopal Varma directed Nishabd.

Slated to be released in September, the film also stars Aftab Shivdasani, Revathy and Rukhsar.

Jiah has done her A levels in Film Studies and Literature in London.

The movie's shooting was recently completed in a 20-day schedule, although Jiah wished it could have gone forever. She is back in London now.

First Published: Jun 07, 2006 18:12 IST