Mumbai: Even as Anil Kapoor wooed the west with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, it’s his daughter Sonam Kapoor, who is all set to make the first cut in Hollywood, for the actress has just been offered a plum role in a Ben Stiller production - ’30 Minutes Or Less.’
Talking to a news daily, a source said, "While in LA, Anil met Ben Stiller to exchange ideas for a production company they want to launch together for a joint production. During one such talk, the actor told him about his home production ‘Aisha’, starring his elder daughter. Ben asked to see the film`s show reel as he was casting for the role of Kate for his production house`s (Red Hour Films) 30 million dollar film. Titled ‘30 Minutes Or Less’, it is directed by Reuben Fleischer and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Danny MacBride. After Stiller saw the show reel, he sent an e-mail to Anil saying he thought Sonam was `fantastic` and that he wanted to cast her."
Meanwhile, Anil Kapoor`s business manager (Udayan) confirmed the reports and said, "Yes, Sonam has been offered ‘30 Minutes Or Less’ and we are working out the dates. It looks a bit difficult because of her tight schedule as she`s shooting for ‘Thank You’ with Akshay Kumar and ‘Mausam’ with Shahid Kapoor and promoting her next release ‘Aisha’ but we are still trying to work it out."
Well, that’s not all. News has it that Anil recently got a call from Edoardo Ponti (son of legendry actress Sophia Loren), who wanted to sign the young and bubbly actress in ‘Das’.
"Father and daughter are very clear about their strategy. Sonam is already committed to three releases this year – ‘Aisha’ and ‘Mausam’ and ‘Thank You’. These also include promotion for ‘Aisha’. These are commitments made earlier and no big film can come in the way of that unless the projects are really exceptional," a source said.