Malvika Raaj speaks about her upcoming film, her relationship with the actress and more
It’s been one-and-a-half decade since Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham released and became a blockbuster. Malvika Raaj, who played the young Kareena Kapoor Khan in the film, is all set for making her big screen debut as a lead actress with her first Telugu movie titled Jayadev. In a candid interview she tells us more about it…
Tell us something about the film and your character.
It’s a Telugu film named Jayadev. It will be releasing on June 9. It’s going to be my first movie as a female lead. I am plying a character named Shruti. She is a complete nutcase, living in her own dream land. She doesn’t care about what people think and talk about her. She only cares about what Jayadev thinks about her. It’s a very cute and interesting character. It was fun playing Shruti.
You are niece of famous actress Anita Raaj. What kind of relationship do you both share?
Anita Raaj is like my mini mom who keeps guiding me on what to do and what not to; especially when it comes to fitness because she is so fit herself. I keep taking guidance from her all the time and she is very encouraging. In fact, she has brought me into Buddhism. I believe in it and I feel lucky to be enrolled. She is a very big believer and is totally into it.
If not an actress, what else you would have taken as your career?
I enjoy acting much more than I enjoy anything else because I know that this is something I want to get into. If not an actress, I would have done something in fashion industry only. If nothing, I would have just become a designer with my sister as she is a designer. I have walked for many international designers.
There is buzz about the sequence of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham being made. Would you like to be a part of the movie again?
It was my first movie as a child artist and I would love to work in the sequel, if Karan (Johar) sir calls me. Who would not want to work with Dharma productions?
How supportive is your family in your acting career and would you like to give any message to your fans?
My entire family is very encouraging because they have all wanted me to get into the same field that I am interested in. It’s kind of very cute. For my fans, I would say please love me like you guys always do and come watch my film. I hope you all enjoy my performances and I love all of you.