Ahana Deol has given up on being an actress

Jan 30, 2012, 08:31 IST | Mauli Singh

Hema Malini's daughter will now focus on fashion designing instead

Hema Malini's daughter will now focus on fashion designing instead

Ahana Deol has given up on being an actress. Hema Malini's younger daughter apparently was never interested in acting but due to her mother's insistence decided to give it a shot.

Hema Malini with daughter Ahana Deol

Though she had offers from directors like Aparna Sen, Vikramaditya Motwane and Shoojit Sircar, for some reason or the other, none of the films got on the floors. Ahana had also refused to play the lead role in one of Dev Anand's films some years ago. There was also buzz that Ahana was keen to be a director.

A source close to the Deol girl says, "When your heart is not in something, it doesn't work out. Ahana's heart is not in acting. She wants to pursue fashion designing. It's her mother who wants her to give it a try because she feels Ahana has the talent."

About her opting out of Shoojit Sircar's Second Time Lucky, the source adds, "She was reluctant to audition for the role. The production house was keen to cast her opposite Prateik. But he has apparently been replaced by Vinay Virmani (who featured in Speedy Singhs) and Hemaji was not very keen for Ahana to debut with Vinay."

Hema Malini confirms, "Ahana is not very keen on acting but she keeps getting a lot of offers. Right now she is not in a mood to pursue acting. She wants to focus on fashion designing. But who knows? She might change her mind tomorrow."

Is she the one trying to convince Ahana to get into films? "Though I think she can be a very good actor, I am not going to force her to do anything against her will." Is she happy with Ahana's decision? "My happiness lies in her happiness and if designing makes her happy, so be it."

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