Karan Johars Dharma Productions is getting into
the kids film genre with Gippy.
film will be directed by Sonam Nair. Delhi-based Riya
Vij has been signed to play the title role in the film.
For the role, Nair auditioned several youngsters across
several cities, a source in the production house revealed.
personally went through profiles. But eventually finalised
Riya from Delhi. Unlike many, Riya has no experience
in front of the camera. She has never done television
commercials either," the source said.
Sonam, who assisted Ayan Mukerji in Wake Up Sid, is
the first female director to be launched by the production
recent times, apart from Taare Zameen Par, Stanley
Ka Dabba and Chillar Party, a few others have made
a mark in the genre.