By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Preity Zinta is in a spot of trouble. She needs a child to play
her in the earlier part of Jhanu Barua's Har Pal. But they
are unable to find the right face.
Says Preity, "The problem is we need a little girl who not only
resembles me but also has prominent dimples, and not just on one
cheek. We've come across sweet little girls with one dimple. But
since God has gifted me with dimples on both cheeks the hunt is on
for a miniature Preity with the necessary holes in her cheeks."
Until the director finds the right face the shooting of the
childhood portions is on hold. "And we've to find her fast," Preity
is desperate. One option was Ayesha Kapoor from Black. "My
God what a powerhouse performer!" says Preity. “She played the
blind girl so convincingly. I've worked with the blind and I've
seen them move their exactly cornea like Ayesha. But Ayesha's image
after Black is too strong. What do we do? I really envy
Manisha Koirala. In Khamoshi: The Musical. Sanjay Leela Bhansali
found a girl who was not only a pint-sized replica of Manisha but
also as talented."
As things stand the hunt is on for a twin-dimpled miniature
Preity. "If we don't find her I'll have to play her myself," she