Slideshow - Introducing the 'Always Kabhi Kabhi' girl Zoa Morani
Zoa Morani opens her Bollywood innings with 'Always Kabhi Kabhi'. Does she have it in her to make it big?
By Aparajita Ghosh
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2011 03:08:10 GMT
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When your doting dad happens to be a Bollywood big shot, you don’t have to wait in the queues outside producers’ offices, grubbing for a sought-after break. Zoa Morani, the daughter of the Cineyug Films’ head honcho Karim Morani, was therefore spared the grind any aspiring actor in Mumbai is shoved into.
Zoa makes her Bollywood debut as one of the female lead in the new movie Always Kabhi Kabhi, produced by dad Karim Morani’s good friend Shahrukh Khan and directed by Roshan Abbas. In the movie, Zoa plays a rebellious character in the last year of her school.
Despite our opening allusion about Zoa being born with a silver spoon, the girl did have to slog away before she landed her first role. She worked as an assistant director to Rajkumar Santoshi for Halla Bol (2008) and Farah Khan for Om Shanti Om (2007). She trained in acting from Anupam Kher's acting school Actor Prepares.
She never really approached any producer for a film role. Rather it was Roshan Abbas who noticed her in a photograph and called her on to audition for a role in Always Kabhi Kabhi. Zoa admits that the audition didn’t go as well as it could have, but the bottomline is that she landed the role of Nandini in the film. But that was just the beginning of a new struggle...
More dope on the 22-year-old Zoa Morani, the new girl in Bollywood, ahead.