The industry grapevine is buzzing with the news that model Saiyami Kher — Tanvi Azmi’s niece and Usha Kiran’s granddaughter — is one of the two actresses to have been shortlisted for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s 'Mirza Sahiba'. The director is launching Anil Kapoor’s son, Harshvardhan, in this film.
Model Saiyami Kher
A source says that Rakeysh has been scouting for fresh faces for Mirza Sahiba and auditioning a lot of people. “He chose Harshvardhan because he has the fierce intensity of a lover in him combined with an innocent softness in his eyes. As far as the actress is concerned, two names have been shortlisted. Saiyami Kher is one of them,” adds the source.
Saiyami, is now awaiting the release of her debut Telugu film. Apparently, she consults her aunts, Tanvi Azmi and Shabana Azmi, before signing on a film.
Rakeysh did not respond to our message regarding Saiyami’s chances of starring in Mirza Ghalib, which is a contemporary love tragedy inspired from folklore. Gulzar has penned the film’s script.