Dilip Kumar's niece Sayesha enters Bollywood


In recent years, B-Town has graciously welcomed young stars in kinship with one or the other veteran of the film fraternity. Be it director-producer Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia or director David Dhawan’s son Varun or even Shraddha, the daughter of Shakti Kapoor, the Bad-Man of the Indian cinema. The movie buffs have accepted all of them.

A new name is soon to be added to this long list of star-kids! It is the name of none other than the grand niece of two legendary actors, the unbeatable Dilip Kumar and the epic beauty of all times, Saira Bano. Daughter of the 1980-90’s actor Sumeet Saigal and his first wife and former movie actor Shaheen Bano, Sayesha is all set to make her first acting debut soon.

Sayeesha will star as the female lead in an upcoming film ‘Shivay’ opposite the great actor turned director-producer, Ajay Devgn. The film is expected to hit the box office on 22nd January 2016. The rumour that Sayesha will make it to Bollywood had been doing rounds for a long time now, until it was officially declared that she has signed her first film.

Recently, at the launch event of Dilip Kumar’s autobiography named ‘Dilip Kumar: The Substance And The Shadow’, Sayesha had adorned a stunning look in red and black and managed to make it to the attention list of many filmmakers.

Currently pursuing her studies from the Ecole Mandiale School, Sayesha has been training hard to become a well known actress, for quite some time now. According to a close source, she has been learning acting skills from an alumni of the famous National School of Drama and is also a trained dancer.

The girl seems to be busy choosing from movie offers already! A source tells us, “She recently did a photo session with Jatin Kampani and post that she has been offered some films. And while she is yet to make up her mind about her debut vehicle, she is considering offers.”

However, Sayeesha’s kinship with Bollywood has more to it! Bollywoodlifers, put on your gossip gear and read on. News is that Sayesha’s mother, Shaheen was known to have an affair with Salman Khan when the duo was in college together! They were said to be fondly in love back then.

The query that now arises is that will Salman bhai turn mentor for Sayesha and make her career shine like he’s done for many others. Only time will tell.

As for the new star in town, we wish her luck!