Junaid Khan, the son of Aamir Khan, is poised to make his Bollywood debut in Yash Raj Films’ ‘Maharaj,’ an upcoming Netflix release. This collaboration between the renowned studio and the streaming giant marks the beginning of a multi-year creative partnership for films and series.
‘Maharaj’ is an intriguing narrative inspired by true events, a David vs. Goliath tale set in the 1800s. It revolves around a regular journalist who takes on a revered figure in society, hailed as a messiah by the masses. The fearless reporter unravels a series of incidents that challenge the very core of society.
Starring alongside Junaid Khan are talented actors like Jaideep Ahlawat, Sharvari, and Shalini Pandey. The film is under the direction of Siddharth P Malhotra, promising an engaging cinematic experience.
Akshaye Widhani, CEO, Yash Raj Films, said the partnership with Netflix will push the company as storytellers and help them showcase the Indian content to global audience.
“Netflix is the biggest streamer in the world and offers us an opportunity to tell our stories in over 190 countries. Their belief in the ‘content-first’ approach, is noteworthy and synergistic with our ethos. This partnership will certainly push YRF as a storyteller to new audiences and allow them to consume Indian stories in their own languages too. India is a young and aspirational country. We have 1.4 billion stories to tell the world. We want to showcase our content, as well as provide a platform for our brilliant homegrown talent to a global audience,” Widhani said.
But Junaid Khan is not the only star kid making waves in the industry. Here are a few other children of Bollywood’s elite who have ventured into the world of Indian cinema:
- Sara Ali Khan:The daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, Sara Ali Khan made her debut with the film ‘Kedarnath’ in 2018. Since then, she has earned recognition for her acting prowess and has become a sought-after actress in the industry.
- Ishaan Katter: Ishaan, the half-brother of Shahid Kapoor, stepped into Bollywood with ‘Dhadak’ in 2018. His performance was widely appreciated, and he continues to be a rising star in Hindi cinema.
- Janhvi Kapoor: Janhvi, the daughter of the late Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, made her debut in ‘Dhadak’ alongside Ishaan Khatter. Her talent and charm have quickly established her as a prominent actress.
- Ananya Panday: Daughter of actor Chunky Pandey, Ananya entered Bollywood with ‘Student of the Year 2’ in 2019. Her vibrant personality and acting skills have garnered attention.
These star kids, including Junaid Khan, are adding new dimensions to the Indian film industry, and their journeys are closely followed by fans and enthusiasts alike. With fresh talent and unique perspectives, they are poised to make their mark in the world of entertainment.
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