Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan is all set to make his Bollywood debut.
Junaid will be making his debut under the Yash Raj Films (YRF) banner as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. He will be featured in a period drama to be directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, who had helmed Rani Mukerji starrer ‘Hichki’. Reportedly, the film has been tentatively titled Maharaja.
The film is based on the 1862 Maharaj Libel Case in which the Maharaj filed a case against journalist and reformer Karsandas Mulji for writing an article questioning the values of a Hindu sect called the Vallabhacharya Sampradaya which the Maharaj was a part of. Junaid will be essaying the role of Mulji in the film.
Sharvari Wagh, who will be making her debut with the YRF film ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, has been roped in as the female lead in the movie. As per reports, actor Jaideep Ahlawat will also join the cast in the film. According to reports, Ahlawat will be playing a religious leader named Jadunathji Brijratanji Maharaj who has been accused of sexual liaisons with his female devotees.
Meanwhile, the makers are currently setting up the sets for the period project in ‘Madh Island’. The film is expected to go on floors in February 2021.
By Aditya Nayak