Hwma Malini and Dharmendra’s youngest born Ahana Deol seems to be wearing many hats. No only would Ahana make her acting debut in Vikram Motwane’s film, news is out that Ahana will direct her mother, veteran actress Hema Malini, in a film she has scripted.
Ahana is giving the script a finishing touch.
“Ahana has been secretly writing a script specially for me. When she finally showed it to me, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. So yes, Ahana’s film will be my next production. We are so starved for good scripts. Why would I not give her a chance? It’s her gift to me,” says the proud mother Hema Malini.
Though Malini is tightlipped about Ahana’s acting debut, we understand it’s a film about a dysfunctional Sindhi family. It’s called Muqablo and will be produced by Karan Johar.
Apparently, Anurag Kashyap is co-producing the film, and production house UTV is also on board.
This is ironic since Ahana had always maintained that she would not follow her sister, Esha’s footsteps into Bollywood.
“My younger daughter is always surprising everyone, including herself. Yes, she has changed her mind about not acting,” laughed Malini, when asked about Ahana’s change of heart.
However Dharmendra seemed blissfully unaware of his daughter’s plans. He had recently stated in an interview that Ahana would “never” act. Ahana's half brother Bobby Deol too, recently while speaking at a promotional event of his film ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ had quashed the rumors saying that Ahana has no plans to enter into Bollywood.
Meanwhile, Malini’s film, Tell Me Oh Khuda starring older daughter Esha, is ready for release. “Unless the distributors want us to add another song — we have five songs in the film — we’re ready for release. We could’ve released in February immediately after Dharamji’s Yamla Pagla Deewana. But there’s the World Cup, so we’ll wait.” The mother lights up with pride when talking about Yamla Pagla Deewana. “It’s such an entertaining film.
When people say they love the song, Main jat yamla pagla deewana, I like to remind them that Dharamji sang it for me in Pratiggya 36 years ago.”