March 21, 2020
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Jiah Khan

The UK-bred girl is making waves for her debut in RGV's Nishabd opposite the Big B

Jiah Khan
Jiah Khan
Are you going to tell us your real name?


So, you wanted Big B’s Rolls Royce for your birthday. Any luck?

You’ll have to ask him. That’s my dream gift.

What do you think of a relationship like the one you share with Amitabh in Nishabd?

You’d only think it was wrong if you focused on what society is saying about you, your reputation and things.

Your perfect pick-up line for an older guy?

Well I’ve never picked up any guy, so I’ve never used any line. Perhaps, age is in the mind—if you don’t mind, age doesn’t matter.

Your expectations from Bollywood?

For now, I’m hoping they’ll let me stay.

Are you playing Basanti in RGV’s Sholay?

There was never any talk of it with me.

Tell us about your number Take Lite.

When I was 16, I produced, composed and sang six tracks (Take Lite is one of them) before running out of money, which is when I had to stop. But I was very attached to this project, so after completing Nishabd, I spoke to RGV about it. He liked one song that I’ve changed a bit to make it appeal to the Indian audience.

If you had ambitions to sing, how did you land up working with perfumes? ,p> It was a summer job at a perfume counter and it got me addicted to perfumes. My favourite is Kenneth Cole Black, which is what Amitabh Bachchan smells of.

The craziest thing you’ve done as a fan?

When I came to Mumbai for a holiday, I had this whole plan about how I was going to get into RGV’s office and meet him. I had even drawn out diagrams! When the time came, though, I forgot all that and just walked straight in.

Have you set a deadline for yourself to make it big in Bollywood?

Yes. It was age 16. (Giggles). No, I don’t believe in deadlines.

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