Kamal Sadanah was in dilemma when Amrita Arora opted out of the film after the shooting had already begun. Then, Anupam Kher recommended a new face for the character of Saira Banu and it was none other than Sonia Mehra, daughter of Late Vinod Mehra and Kiran Mehra. Brought up in Kenya, Sonia started her acting training around the age of nine in London Academy of Music and Arts and started learning dance since the age of four. She has also done Anupam Kher’s acting classes.
For her father, Vinod Mehra, Sonia says, “My father had so much goodwill in the industry. I am confident that people will feel the same affection for me too”. So, its Bollywood calling for Sonia Mehra!!