LAHORE: Famous actress Momal Sheikh following footsteps of Humaima Malick and Mahira Khan, all set to make her Bollywood debut in upcoming movie.
Momal Sheikh, the daughter of Pakistani legendary actor Javed Sheikhs will soon be seen in Tanu Weds Manu director Aanad L Rai’s next movie ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’.
A source revealed that the makers of the film had discussed the script with renowned Pakistani actor and Momal’s father — Javed Sheikh when they were looking for a Pakistani actress to portray an “important” character in the upcoming film, reports Hindustan Times.
They instantly decided to cast Momal when they came to know about her.
“When Aanand and Mudassar Aziz (director) discussed the film’s script with Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh, who has acted in Bollywood films like Namastey London (2007) and Om Shanti Om (2007), they informed him that they were looking for a female actor for an important role in the movie,” the source said.
“When they came across Javed’s daughter, Momal, they offered her the film,” the source added.
One of the directors of the film, Aziz confirmed the reports saying, “When we met Javed saab, he didn’t mention Momal to us. It was a surprise to come across her during one of our meetings. We immediately decided to get her on board.”
Momal will star alongside Abhay Deol and Diana Penty.