Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan is making a debut in the Yash Raj period drama Maharaja. Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and written by Vipul Mehta and Sneha Desai, Maharaja also stars Sharvari Wagh and Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles.
Sharing a photo with the budding actor, Ira Khan, Aamir Khan’s daughter wrote, “Junnuu! This wasn’t his first play or his first show or our first play together but.. today is his first day! Of shoot. And I love this picture.” Ira further added, “He’s been acting for a few years now but its still new for me. He even acted my play so I should be over it… but I’ve been his younger sister longer than any of the other things.
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The film is said to be based on the 1862 Maharaj libel case. Junaid is said to portray the role of a journalist, Karsandas Mulji. The film will reportedly trace how religious leader Jadunathji Brijratanji Maharaj had taken reformer-journalist Karsandas Mulji to court for his “libellous” article, which stated that he had sexual liaisons with women devotees.