Mumbai: She has audiences going gaga over her innocent and endearing performance in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and seven-year-old actress Harshaali Malhotra now aims to be a big star like her co-actor Salman Khan.
Harshaali played Munni, a mute girl from Pakistan, in the Kabir Khan-directed blockbuster.
“I like acting and singing. I want to be a superstar like Salman uncle,” she told PTI. Her mother Kajal had once met casting director Mukesh Chabra. One day he called her up saying the child has bagged the role in Salman Khan starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.
“I was not aware that Salman was part of this project. We couldn’t believe initially. It was tough for us to accept it,” she said.
The actress said Salman used to play barbie games and table tennis with her on the film’s sets.
“I used to play games with Salman uncle on cell phone. I used to sit on Kabir uncle’s lap and play Barbie games. Kareena aunty was busy with shoot so did not get time to play games with her,” she said.
“Salman uncle used to play table tennis with me in Karjat,” Harshaali said.
Her mother said Harshaali is now dedicated to acting. “Right now she is dedicated to acting. I keep giving gap in between. Sometime back she was unwell, so we had stopped doing assignments… she is too small.
“By the time she is in class five we will take a break of 6-7 years till she is in class XII. If she wants to pursue acting then we will let her do it.” Harshaali said used to cry seeing Salman fighting or getting emotional in the film.
“I used to cry when he (Salman) did action scenes. Even when Salman uncle shot emotional scenes, I used to feel bad. Even I cried when Salman uncle cried.”