- 'We were privileged to have met Malvika,' said the director
- Malvika starred as Kareena's younger version in K3G
- Malvika is also a model
Malvika became a prominent name in modelling after participating in 2010's Femina Miss India. She's also appeared at the recently wrapped Lakme Fashion Week for her designer sister Sonaakshi Raaj. She also recently featured in Telugu film Jayadev, which released in June and marks her second acting project after K3G.
The director of Malvika's maiden Bollywood film explains why the 23-year-old actress is an apt choice for the movie. "We put her through the usual rounds of auditions and she excelled in all of them. She is already well-versed with the business, having done a film as a child artist earlier and hailing from a family which has been in the film industry." Malvika is the daughter of filmmaker Bobby Raaj and Reena. She is the granddaughter of Bollywood actor Jagdish Raj, who is best known for playing cop in over 100 Bollywood movies.
Ahead of her launch in South cinema, Malvika said her hiatus from movies after K3G happened was because she wanted to finish studying first: "After Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, since I was a very young and a naughty child, my dad did not want me to pursue acting anymore as it would have distracted me from studies. Even as a child actor, I got many proposals to work, but my dad did not allow me."
(With IANS inputs)