While this season’s Indian Premier League is going full force, Lalit Modi remains an unwelcome guest at the cricket tournie. However, his niece Jayati Modi is all set to earn her share of the limelight. The 16-year-old will be making her Bollywood debut in Karan Johar’s upcoming film.
The young actress, who plays a teenage girl in school, bagged the role in the film thanks to social media.
“The auditions were conducted through Facebook and Jayati happened to know about it via her friends. She registered in Delhi with a group of people but everyone auditioned except her,” says a source.
Turns out director Sonam Nair noticed the rather shy girl in the crowd. “When Sonam asked her why she wasn’t auditioning, Jayati said she was not sure about the whole procedure. But when Sonam insisted, she went ahead and not only auditioned but also got the part,” adds the source.
According to Sonam, Jayati was perfect for the role. “She was not b****y but had the right attitude that was required. In real life as well she is very much like her character. She is intelligent, good with sports and extra-curricular activities,” sums up the debutante director.