Preity`s niece plays child Preity in `Ishkq In Paris`

Updated: Sep 18, 2012, 18:26 PM IST

Mumbai: Preity Zinta found a perfect mini version of herself in her niece Maya for a role in ‘Ishkq In Paris’.

Preity had initially launched an online search for a young girl with a dimpled right cheek, who could play her younger version in "Ishkq In Paris". But she found a young Preity in her own family!

Maya, who is Preity`s brother`s daughter, flew from Los Angeles to Paris to shoot for the film.

"Maya is very young, so she didn`t really care much about acting. For her, it was more of an adventure. She was more than excited to be part of her aunt`s film. From the professional point of view, she was extremely nice to work with," director Prem Raj said in a statement.

‘Ishkq in Paris’ is not just Preity`s comeback film, but also marks her foray into film production. It will release Nov 2.