Zoa Morani, who is making her debut as an actor in Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Always Kabhi Kabhi, says since she grew up seeing actors performing for her father she couldn’t resist to choose acting as a profession. “I was never really inspired by anyone. I always grew up watching dad’s shows, watching all the actors performing on the Bollywood shows abroad and stuff. So I think it was always in my head as I grew up watching it,” Zoa Morani, daughter of Cineyug’s Karim Morani, told reporters at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Zoa is playing a firebrand character in Always Kabhi Kabhi, which is an adaptation of Roshan Abbas’ 1999 play, Graffiti. Giving a sneak preview of the film, she said: “It’s about how small children evolve from childhood to adolescence.” She has been an assistant director to Rajkumar Santoshi for Halla Bol (2008) and Farah Khan for Om Shanti Om (2007) and also trained in acting from Anupam Kher’s acting school Actor Prepares.
Asked if Shah Rukh gave any master tip to her about acting, she said, “He always says that work hard and if you work hard and be true to your self, your work, then you will make god happy and he will take care of everything.” Morani was the showstopper for designer Pallavi Mohan’s label “Not So Serious” at the Lakme Fashion Week. The collection includes encompass peasant tops, tier dresses, baby doll tops, sheer chiffon, denim dresses and hot pants.