T-Series's Kajraare directed by Pooja Bhatt had been announced a while back with none other than Himesh Reshammiya playing the lead. However the hunt for the female lead was still on.
Now it seems T-series and Pooja have finally found their leading lady. The lady in question is Mona Laiza a popular Pakistani T.V. actress.
"We were looking for a girl who had the innocence in her and was from Pakistan. It was not easy, Kajraare being an Indo-Pak love story. We checked out more than 70 girls and finally zeroed in on Mona Laiza. The look of the film is different and we are still in the process of finalizing the look of the characters", says T-Series creative director Divya Khosla Kumar.
Pooja Bhatt adds, "Javed Sheikh was very instrumental in helping us get Mona. She fits the role opposite Himesh perfectly and we are hoping Javedji will also do an interesting role in the film".
The Bhatts had earlier worked with another Pakistani actress Meera in their film Nazar which bombed at the box-office. Hope Mona Laiza proves lucky for Pooja and the team of Kajraare this time around. The film a love story starring Himesh as a lawyer would be shot in Lahore, Morocco and Europe.