April 19,2009


Jiah Khan may be out of UTV Motion Pictures’ Yahoo, but the young actress has quite a few reasons to cheer.

Not only has she been roped in for a separate two-film deal by the same production house, she has also signed a three-film contract with Ghajini producer Madhu Mantena.

“I think I owe her that,” said Mantena. “Especially after the way she has been treated.” Things didn’t work out between UTV and Jiah as it was felt that she didn’t suit the character in Yahoo opposite Shahid Kapur.

“God has a unique way of evening things out. I must admit I was very low after what happened. When Madhu’s call came it was like a sign from heaven,” said Jiah.

The actress has met up with the producer and one of the films that she has apparently been signed on for is the much talked-about sequel to Ghajini, the action hit that had Aamir Khan in the lead.

But Jiah does not want to reveal much at this early stage.

“It’s much too early to talk about what we’re doing together. But the important thing is Madhu came forward when he thought I was in a situation. UTV, whose film Yahoo I lost, have also signed me for a two-film deal,” the actress said.

Why sign Jiah for two films after the Yahoo fiasco? “I’m too small, too new and too much of an outsider to comment on why UTV did what they did. I did work for almost two years on Yahoo. I performed a very difficult dance number with Shahid. And I was very proud of matching steps with Shahid. Like I said it’s not mine to question why.”

Jiah has also signed Sajid Khan’s House Full where she has two other leading ladies - Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta - fighting for Akshay Kumar’s attention.

“But I’ve my own track. And I get to do comedy for the first time. I was very good at comedy in acting school,” the youngster quipped.