Mumbai: Director Siddharth Malhotra, who is happy with the positive response over ‘We Are Family’, wants to sign Kareena Kapoor for his next flick. News has it that the young director wants to create cinematic history by casting Rishi`s niece Kareena as his daughter.
Not only this he is also looking at casting his best friend Shahid Kapoor in his next film. The two have been pals since the time Shahid starred in Sooraj Barjatya`s ‘Vivah’. Although, it is very unlikely that Kareena and Shahid will come together, yet the director is hopeful.
"I did want to make my film with Kajol next. But she won`t be doing any film for a year-and-a-half. So I`m making a family comedy. I`ve completed this other script. Rishi Kapoor plays father to a much younger girl. I`ll make this family comedy before my film with Kajol," said Malhotra.
About casting Shahid in his Rishi Kapoor film, Malhotra said: "I don`t want to commit myself to casting Shahid until Karan Johar reads my script. But I know one thing, I`ll present Shahid like no one else."
"I was the Associate Director of `Vivah`. Shahid and I have been close since then. Now we`re even closer. I really value his judgement. He watched it (`We Are Family`) along with Sooraj Barjatya and Raju Hirani. Shahid absolutely loved my film," said the director.
"We Are Family" was produced by Karan Johar who is apparently so proud of his protégé that he has agreed to let Malhotra make whichever film he wants to next.
With IANS inputs