Taking baby steps to stardom

Safa and Marwa, daughters of the late actor Cochin Haneefa, are foraying into the world of arc lights through ‘Geethanjali’.

Published: 14th November 2013 12:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2013 12:13 PM   |  A+A-


As Priyadarshan’s ‘Geethanjali’ hits the marquee today, there are two excited debutants. Safa and Marwa, daughters of the late actor Cochin Haneefa, are foraying into the world of arc lights through the film. “Yes, I like acting and we did the scenes together. Now I want to see the film in a theatre,” says a beaming Safa.

In the film the seven-year-old twins play the childhood of its lead actress Keerthy Suresh. They appear on the screen as Geetha and Anjali, the twins. “It was fun acting in the film, I would like to act in more films,” adds Marwa.

Fazila, wife of the late actor, says she is really happy that her daughters have made their debut through a Priyadarshan film. “Their father used to be a part of many Priyadarshan films. Moreover, Priyadarshan and Lissy are two people from the industry who are very close to us. So when Lissy contacted me for ‘Geethanjali’ I was more than happy to accept the offer,” she says.

The film stars Mohanlal in the lead and Fazila adds the entire cast and crew members have been very supportive. 

She says both the girls were happy and comfortable throughout the shoot. “I think they don’t have any dialogues in the film. At first they shot a song sequence doing which Safa and Marwa really enjoyed.”

Fazila adds that she has no qualms with the twins becoming more active in the films. “All I pray is that the film is accepted and it becomes a hit. If they want to be actors when they grow up I will definitely support them.”

Both the kids are planning to watch the film on the first day itself. “They are really thrilled to watch themselves on big screen,” says Fazila.

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