With many children of filmi families entering Bollywood, it would seem logical that they would be in films with their famous parents. However, this is not the case, in fact it is just the opposite; Bollywood parents are being very careful that they not be in films together with their children. Anil Kapoor, is one of those Bollywood stars that is also a parent of a new actress and he has declined offers to be in a film with his daughter Sonam.
Anil said that he has decided that for now he and Sonam will not be seen together on the big screen, “In fact, there have been 8-10 offers, but nothing that would tempt me into sharing space with her right away. Unless something really exceptional comes up, I wouldn’t like to work with my daughter at the moment. In fact, she is opposed to it much more than I am. She feels even more strongly about it. So I’d rather wait.”
Sonam agrees and said, “I’ve shot twice with my father and have done an AIDS feature. He was more worried about me than himself throughout the shoot. So, I don’t think it’s fair to him to have me as a co-star. Right now, I am too raw to remove my father from the character he’d play with me.
“Besides, I wouldn’t want to play all and sundry characters with him. It has to be something special for both of us. But if he produces a film that has a role for both of us, I’d definitely want to do it because he produces only quality-conscious products.”
Anil even turned down a chance to work with Sonam on her new film Delhi 6, “It’s true Rakeysh Mehra offered me a role in Delhi 6, but I declined it.”
Anil is very proud of his beti and her performance in Saawariya, “Sonam has been appreciated unanimously. People like Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar have praised her. Sonam couldn’t have hoped for a better debut. I’m very proud of my daughter. She has a long way to go. I think her second film is as exciting, if not more.”
Adding, “Who wouldn’t want to work with Rakeysh after Rang De Basanti? Sonam is lucky to be working with him in her second film after (working with) Sanjay Leela Bhansali.”
We will look forward to when the perfect project comes along and we can see these two fine actors share the screen!