Aamir Khan’s Daughter Ira Khan Casts Hazel Keech as Medea in her Adaptation of the Greek Tragedy Play
Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan is all set to direct the adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy Medea. Hazel Keech will be playing the titular role
Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan announced some time ago that she would be making her debut by directing a theatrical production rather than acting in a Bollywood film like many other star kids in the industry. The 22-year old said she will be directing an adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy Medea and has just revealed that Hazel Keech will be playing the titutlar role. Hazel is a British−Mauritian model, married to former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has appeared in Indian television programmes and films like Salman Khan’s Bodyguard and Telugu film Billa.
Taking to Instagram, Ira made the official announcement by posting a picture where she can be seen sitting down on one knee and holding up a script towards Hazel Keech, who appears excited and ready to receive the script from Ira.
Ira captioned the photo, “SHE SAID YES!” and added, “It's amazing to get to work with you, as a friend but more importantly as an actor, @hazelkeechofficial . I can't wait to see what we make.”
The theatrical play -- to be produced under Sarika's production company NautankiSa Productions -- will premiere in December 2019 and will be showcased in several Indian cities, Reposting the photo on her Instagram page, Hazel wrote the following note, “fter being away from theatre for almost a decade im back in the Greek Tragedy Medea.... playing Medea!!! This is doubley excited because A. Im back to theatre, my first love and B. My sweet little @khan.ira is directing it!!!! Im impressed more and more each passing day with her clarity and conviction of what she wants and is trying to achieve and by her confidence and self esteem she has at such a young age. Im so proud to be working with you on this Tich, love you.”