Alaya F, who's the daughter of Pooja Bedi and granddaughter of Kabir Bedi, made her debut into Bollywood with Jawaani Jaaneman. Alaya's strong, free, and confident acting in the film surprised everyone and she proved that she's here to stay. In an interview with a leading daily, Alaya gave the credit behind her confidence to her family.
She said, "A lot of it came from the prep and a lot of it also came from the fact that I have grown up in a family that is very outspoken. In that sense, I have grown up in front of the camera. The prep gives you a sense of security because you know what you are doing. I had prepped for my first day of shoot so thoroughly that I would make people do lines with me while editing a photo, or having a conversation. And after the first day, I remember Saif (Ali Khan) sir telling me, ‘You are very, very prepared. Keep that going."
Whether the actress has been affected by the lockdown? Know it from her and she says, "Yes, the lockdown really cut my momentum. I was all ready and thinking… great stuff is going to start. And then, everything stopped suddenly. I was sad, but also glad that my film released, people could watch it in theatres and it was appreciated. I have waited for so long and was dying to put it out there for people to see. Whatever I had invested in so far — emotionally, mentally, physically — it all felt so worth it."