Sana re-enters Bollywood with Johar SOTY

Mumbai: Making a mark in Bollywood as an eight-year-old cute and bubbly daughter of Shahrukh Khan in Karan Johar`s `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai`, actress Sana Saeed has resumed her tryst with acting after 14 years in Johar`s film `Student of the Year`.

"I have a full-fledged role in the film. It is not a cameo. I play a high school hottie – Tanya. It is a second lead role," 23-year-old Sana told PTI.

Sana made her debut in Bollywood with Johar`s `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai` (1998) as a child artist and shot to fame as Shahrukh`s daughter `Anjali` in the movie. She has now teamed up with Johar for his romantic comedy `Student of the Year`.

Directed by Johar himself, the film marks the debut of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt`s daughter Alia Bhatt, David Dhawan`s younger son Varun Dhawan and newcomer Siddharth Malhotra.

"It was fabulous working with Karan after a gap of 14 years. When I shot for `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai` I was scared and even now while doing this film I was scared and nervous. But I must say he (Karan) made all of us comfortable," Sana said.

"When I went on sets…the team that was there during `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai` was almost same for this film as well. I felt really good when they recognised me. For this movie we had a young team and we had great fun," Sana said.

Post `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai`, she was also seen in films like `Badal` and `Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega` as a child artist. While studying in college, Sana also did TV shows like `Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na` and `Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Iss Ghar Ki`. "I did it (TV) when I was in college. I took it up because there were offers coming my way from TV," Sana said.

With big Bollywood dreams in mind, she even thought of taking up acting course from New York. But destiny again made her join Karan`s bandwagon with `Student of the Year`. "I was just thinking of doing an acting course from New York. But that is when I came across this film, I auditioned for it and got selected. This was something I had never expected. I am extremely happy that I am part of this film," the actress said.