Salman Khan’s niece, Alizeh Agnihotri, has been rumoured to be making her Bollywood debut for the previous three years. She was set to start her acting career opposite Sunny Deol’s younger son Rajveer in Avnish Barjatya’s coming-of-age love storey, however owing to COVID-19, the project has been put on hold indefinitely. Alvira Agnihotri and Atul Agnihotri, Salman and Alizeh’s parents, have put up a new project for her big screen debut, and it’s unlike anything they’ve attempted previously.
Salman Khan is launching Alizeh Agnihotri with the Hindi version of the 2017 Thai smash Bad Genius, according to Peepingmoon. The stunning 21-year-old starkid will play a straight A-student who devises an exam-cheating scheme in this nail-biting thriller that follows a group of entrepreneurial high school seniors working together to take down the rigged college admissions system in the role of Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying. Soumendra Padhi, the director of Netflix’s Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega, has been hired to make this film, and he will begin pre-production next month. The movie will start filming in March and will be released by the end of the year or early in 2023.
Salman has been keeping a close eye on Alizeh’s progress and is highly impressed with her preparation for the camera. She’s finished her drama and acting studies and will soon join the film’s workshop to get into the skin of her role before the film’s Mumbai premiere. Aside from Alizeh, the yet-to-be-titled heist thriller will feature a slew of relatively unknown stars in key parts. As we announce this latest development, casting for other lead actors is in full force.
Bad Genius was the highest-grossing Thai picture in 2017, and it has been a hot item in the international cinema market since then. The film, which transfers the heist framework to a school-exam scenario and includes themes of class disparity and adolescent social concerns, was slated to be remade in India in 2018. This film was planned to be directed by Neeraj Pandey, but it never got made.