Pankaj Kapoor focuses on directorial debut with Shahid

Mumbai: Pankaj Kapoor is so busy with his directorial debut ‘Mausam’, a film he hopes will take his son Shahid Kapur`s career to greater heights, that his movie with filmmaker Bhavna Talwar has been delayed. But she`s not complaining.

Talwar and Pankaj Kapoor had earned rave reviews for ‘Dharm’, the filmmaker`s first venture. Now ‘Happi’, their second outing together, was completed a year ago but Pankaj Kapur`s dubbing needs to be done.

Apparently Pankaj had assured the director that the dubbing of ‘Happi’, where he plays a common man on the streets of Mumbai inspired by Charlie Chaplin`s characters, would be completed during a break between the schedules of ‘Mausam’. But now he would be able to do so only after his directorial debut is complete.

"Pankaj-ji is not happy with the way some of Shahid`s recent films have gone. He feels Shahid needs that one big epic push which `Mausam` can give him. And Pankaj-ji wants to focus entirely on building that one monumental film which would put Shahid right up there where Pankaj-ji thinks his son belongs," a source said.

Interestingly, Bhavna Talwar`s husband Sheetal is the producer of ‘Mausam’. But Bhavna has no complaints and says she will wait for Pankaj Kapoor.

"It`s true Pankaj-ji has decided to focus on his project. Both my husband and I have too much respect for Pankaj-ji to question what he does. He took my first film `Dharm` to great heights. Now he is not only directing his first film for us, but is also the lead in my second film. If I`ve to wait, I`ll wait for as long as Pankaj-ji wants me to," she said.