Junaid Khan Overcomes Seven Rejections to Star in “Maharaj”

Junaid Khan, is making headlines as he prepares to make his cinematic debut with "Maharaj.
June 9, 2024
Junaid Khan Overcomes Seven Rejections to Star in Maharaj
Junaid Khan Overcomes Seven Rejections to Star in Maharaj

Aamir Khan’s son, Junaid Khan, is making headlines as he prepares to make his cinematic debut with “Maharaj,” set to release on Netflix on June 14. Following his father’s footsteps, Junaid has been dedicated to the craft of acting, having focused on theater since completing his education in dramatics in 2017.

Despite his promising background, Junaid’s journey to the big screen was not without challenges. An industry source revealed that Junaid faced seven rejections before landing his first significant role. “Junaid auditioned extensively but faced numerous rejections, including from his father’s home production ‘Laal Singh Chaddha.’ However, a producer discovered one of Junaid’s previous audition tapes and offered him an opportunity, albeit with certain conditions,” the source shared.

For his role in “Maharaj,” Junaid underwent a significant physical transformation, shedding 26 kilos over two years to fully embody his character. Filming began in February 2021 and wrapped up within eight months.

Following “Maharaj,” Junaid is set to star in a romantic film produced by Aamir Khan Productions, which will feature renowned South Indian actress Sai Pallavi in her Hindi debut. This film has been primarily shot in Sapporo, Japan.

Additionally, Junaid will appear alongside Khushi Kapoor in the remake of the 2022 Tamil hit “Love Today,” titled “Loveyapa.” In this quirky love story, they portray a deeply in-love young couple, stepping into roles originally played by Pradeep Ranganathan and Ivana. The film is directed by Advait Chandan, known for his work on “Laal Singh Chaddha.”

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