Did you know Meezaan first caught Sanjay Leela Bhansali's attention when he tried out Ranveer Singh's costumes on sets?


Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep’s grandson and Jaaved Jaaferi’s son, Meezaan Jafri, is all set to join the bandwagon of stars kids as he makes his debut with Mangesh Hadawale directorial, Malaal. The film, bankrolled by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, also marks the debut of Sharmin Segal, who is SLB's niece. In an interaction with a leading daily, Meezaan talked about how he bagged the lead role in Malaal after a chance meeting with Bhansali and it has a Ranveer Singh connect. "I had met my co-star Sharmin back in 2011 and since then we have been best friends. She was working as a costume assistant on Sanjay sir’s Bajirao Mastani. One day Ranveer sir (Singh, leading man of the film) wasn’t available, so when she asked me, I tried out his costumes for the team. That’s when I met Sanjay sir for the first time. At the time he had no idea who my father was, yet told me that he wanted to launch me," he stated. 

For those caught unaware. Meezaan went on to assist SLB in Padmaavat. When asked about the process of working with the filmmaker in her debut film, he added that for his character in Malaal, Mangesh and Bhansali ensured he got under the skin of Shiva. "Shiva is the complete opposite of Meezaan. He’s a Maharashtrian boy so I had to start with understanding his culture and learning his language," he quipped. He was talked about the comparisons with Ranveer because of his long hair and said, "I guess, because of my hair and beard, all these comparisons with Ranveer Sir, even Ranbir Kapoor sir are coming up." 

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Eventually signing off by admitting that nepotism does exist, he pointed out that his dad Jaaved tell him "to stay humble, true to my roots and treat everyone equally" while he discusses the craft more with his grandfather (veteran actor Jagdeep). 

Malaal is releasing on July 5, 2019.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)