Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah stars in short film Gayatri, made by Imtiaz Ali's daughter Ida. Watch

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah Kashyap has starred in a short film, Gayatri, made by her friend, Ida Ali.

Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah stars in short film Gayatri, made by Imtiaz Ali's daughter Ida. Watch

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah Kashyap has starred in a short film, Gayatri, made by her friend, Ida Ali.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah Kashyap has starred in a short movie, titled Gayatri. The 3.45 minute-long film is directed by Ida Ali, daughter of filmmaker Imtiaz Ali.

Ida took to Instagram to share a link to the video. "Just a little short film my friends and I made for school," Ida wrote. The movie is about a shy Indian girl, played by Aaliyah Kashyap, who moves to the US for studies. She is at a college party, feeling left out and decides to hide in a room.

However, when the host finds her lurking in her room, they strike up a heartfelt conversation about giving people a chance. Gayatri ends up making a friend, who introduces her to the party.

Aaliyah and Ida are students at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The short film received compliments from their friends. "Everything about this film is super good," wrote one. "Wow this was needed," wrote another.

Aaliyah and Ida have long been friends. In a YouTube video, they had recalled how the shoot for Imtiaz Ali's film Tamasha had to be halted because they had gone missing. Aaliyah said, "Corsica was definitely one of my favourite moments of us together. We went to Corsica because Dada (Imtiaz) was shooting Tamasha and my mom (Aarti Bajaj) was also there (because she was editing the film). There was this incident that happened."