Jayati Modi, niece of Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi, is all set to shine in the big world of Bollywood. Making her screen debut in Karan Johar's upcoming film 'Gippi', the 16- year- plays the character Shamira in it.
The young actress, who plays a teenage girl in school, reported to have bagged the role in the film, courtesy social media. Revealed a source, "The auditions were conducted through Facebook and Jayati happened to know about it via her friends. She registered in Delhi with a group of friends but everyone auditioned except her." Apparently it was director Sonam Nair who noticed her in the crowd.
"When Sonam asked her why she wasn't auditioning, Jayati said she was not sure about it. But when Sonam insisted, she went ahead and not only auditioned but also bagged the role," added the source.
According to Sonam, Jayati was perfect for the role. "She was not b**** y but had the right attitude that was required for her character. She fit the part of 'Shamira' naturally. In real life as well she is very much like her character. She is intelligent, good with sports and extra- curricular activities and very popular in her school," sums up the debutante director.
'Gippi' has Riya Vij playing the lead. The cute school entertainer is all set to release on May 10.