Doll Named Harshali

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After a long gap, a child artist making her film debut stole the media glare from the established stars! Shahida of the film Bajrangi Bhaijan is the buzz of Bollywood and is also trending on twitter. Real name HARSHALI MALHOTRA, the tot is all of six years old and seems to have ‘beaten’ the likes of Salman Khan in the popularity sweepstakes. She wasn’t easy to find. Director Kabeer Khan and his crew were hunting for a little girl with a “Pathani look”, a quest which took them to a number of cities including Tehran and Kabul. Those capitals disappointed but not Delhi: Yes Harshali is a doll from Delhi and many will remember her in the commercials for Horlicks and the serial “Laut Aao Trisha”. Here’s looking at you Harshali!

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