Bollywood actor Alaya F who made her debut opposite Saif Ali Khan in Jawaani Jaaneman was in attendance at the birthday party of Bal Thackeray’s grandson, Aaishvary Thackeray. Both Aaishvary and his mother, Smita Thackeray, shared glimpses from the party on their official social media accounts.
The video shared by Smita on Instagram shows the birthday boy cutting an elaborate cake, while others around him wish him a happy birthday. In her caption, Smita mentioned Alaya. In his own Instagram story from the party, Aaishvary tagged his mother and Alaya and added a red heart emoji.
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In January, Aaishvary was spotted attending the premiere of Alaya’s debut Bollywood film, Jawaani Jaaneman. Alaya had shared pictures with Aaishvary from her 22nd birthday party as well.
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On the work front, after her debut film, Alaya has signed a three-picture deal with Jay Shewakramani of Northern Lights Films. Speaking about the deal, the producer said in a statement, “I just followed my instinct. After working with Alaia in Jawaani Jaaneman and seeing her evolve as an actor, I knew she has what it takes in this field. I had this in mind since the very beginning. But working with her extensively on the film was a reassurance that ‘Yes, I want to do this’.”
Alaya, however, had expressed concerns about her career after the coronavirus lockdown put everything on hold. In an interview with Mid-Day, she had said, “My film released, and then we went into lockdown. I had just entered the industry and had charted a long [journey] to get to this point. I was in conversation with a few people for some projects, but now I don’t know where the films stand. We are in a state of limbo.”