Alaia Furniturewalla (earlier spelt as Aalia), daughter of Farhan Furniturewalla and former actress Pooja Bedi, best known for her character Devika in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, was born on November 28, 1997. The 21-year-old is quite a sensation on social media (All pictures courtesy: Aalia Furniturewalla's Instagram account)
Following her mother's footsteps, Alaia Furniturewalla is all set to make her Bollywood debut. She is making her debut in Nitin Kakkar's Jawani Jaaneman, which stars Saif Ali Khan. Alaia will be playing Khan's teenage daughter in the film, that rolls next year.
Well, for those who don't know, Alaia Furniturewalla is famous even before her Bollywood debut, thanks to her sultry pictures on Instagram. From sexy selfies to hot bikini pictures, Alaia Furniturewalla's Instagram photos are all about glitz and glamour!
Alaia Furniturewalla first grabbed headlines in 2014 for her public spat with Ramanand Sagar's great-granddaughter Sakshi.
Alaia Furniturewalla and Sakshi Chopra had a huge fight at Tryst Pub in Mumbai on November 28, 2014. While Alaia Furniturewalla was celebrating her birthday with friends at the pub, Sakshi was with her mother and her friend when the fight took place.
Later, Alaia's mother Pooja Bedi and Sakshi's mother Meenakshi Chopra also got involved into the fight. After the fight, Pooja Bedi filed an FIR against Meenakshi Sagar and her daughter Sakshi.
The FIR was filed by Pooja Bedi for harassing, intimidating, threatening, abusing and speaking derogatorily about herself, her daughter Alaia, her late mother Protima Bedi, and her ex-husband Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala on SMS, recorded telephonic conversations and across social media.
Alaia Furniturewalla has done a one-year film direction course in New York University and one-year acting course in New York Film Academy.
After coming back to India, Alaia Furniturewalla started her training in film industry. She attended acting, dance and singing classes in India.
Soon after, Alaia Furniturewalla started getting film offers. However, mother Pooja Bedi reportedly wanted her to focus on her preparation for her Bollywood sojourn.
Though Pooja Bedi's Bollywood career never took off, unlike her father Kabir Bedi, who is an Internationally acclaimed actor, as a doting mother she wants Alaia's career to shape up in the right manner.
In 2016, Pooja Bedi had announced that Alaia will be launched in Bollywood by 2018. However, months later, Pooja told media that she feels her daughter is not spelt prepared for her debut and would only step in the world of showbiz once she gains that confident.
Like every other star kid, Alaia often gets clicked by paparazzi. But, the young lady's mother once complained over "constant spelt" by media.
Apparently, Alaia got mobbed in Jodhpur last year where she was doing a photo shoot with Nafisa Ali's son. This incident apparently left Alaia overwhelmed as she was not expecting such attention even before starting her Bollywood journey.
Alaia Furniturewalla often experiences nasty comments by netizens on her sultry pictures on Instagram. Though, she tends to ignore more than often, it was last year when Alaia got upset over the sleezy remarks she had been getting on her posts.
Alaia took to Instagram and wrote, "If my cleavage is visible, it does not mean I am giving consent, it does not mean I am 'asking for it'. I am more than my breasts and it is unfair to let them define me." Very well said Alaia!
On that note, we take a look at some more stunning pictures of Alaia Furniturewalla
Coming back to Alaia's debut Jawani Janeman, Saif Ali Khan spoke in length about the debutant. He said, "She has all the qualities we were looking for in the young lead, the charm and energy to take the film to the level that it needs. We are lucky to have found our perfect cast and I'm looking forward to work with Alaia."
Bagging the film wasn't a cake walk for Alaia, though. She was chosen after the makers screen-tested 50 aspirants.
Jawani Janeman's one of the producers Jay Shewakramani shared the story how Alaia was roped in. She said, "Someone told me that Pooja Bedi's daughter wants to act, so I checked out her pictures and sent a message to Pooja who put me in touch with Alaia's agency. We loved her test, she's got the film completely on her own merit."
Alaia Furniturewalla will play a fun-loving, independent girl, sporting a modern look in Jawani Janeman. She will begin her readings and workshops next month, while the makers will start shooting for the film in March.
Here's wishing a good luck and very happy birthday to Alaia!
Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia Furniturewalla is all grown up and gorgeous. From selfies to bikini pics, check out Alaia's hottest Instagram photos.
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