Ahana Deol, second daughter of Hema Malini and Dharmendra, will make her screen debut with an untitled film which will be directed by award winning director Aparna Sen who is acclaimed for films like 36, Chowringhee Lane, Mr and Mrs Iyer and The Japanese Wife.
The film will be a contemporary version of the Shakespearean Romeo-Juliet story and the male lead will be played by Prateik Babbar. This film will be produced by Hema Malini.
Initially, Ahana was to make her debut with Vikramditya Motwane’s film Muqablo. But, the script is not yet ready. When Hema Malini came to know that Aparna Sen was looking for a fresh face to play Juliet for her film, she approached Sen who immediately agreed to cast Ahana. The film will go on floors in August.