Sonam to do Hollywood film after `Mausam`, confirms Anil Kapoor

New Delhi: Sonam Kapoor, who has topped Maxim India`s 100 hottest list, is planning to take up a Hollywood project after wrapping up her next project `Mausam`, says father Anil Kapoor.

Her latest film `Aisha`, an Indian adaptation of Jane Austen`s `Emma`, made a theatrical gross of Rs 26 crore in the first weekend but the actress has already left for Toronto to shoot Anees Bazmee`s `Thank You`, says her father.

However, the 50-year-old actor, who starred in Danny Boyle`s multiple-Oscar-winning film `Slumdog Millionaire` feels it is right time for Sonam to make a headstart in Hollywood.

"Sonam is only four films old but she is not only getting Indian offers but lots of Hollywood offers too and I think it is great going for her," Kapoor told reporters.

When asked whether Sonam, 25, had decided upon anything concrete, the actor-producer said they were currently reading scripts.

"It all depends on the script, role and availability of dates but I am sure that after she finishes `Mausam`, she will look into it. She read one more script before she left for Toronto. If things go right and everything works out there is one international film she might do," said the actor without giving details.

Sonam has been reportedly offered a film by Ben Stiller titled `30 Minutes Or Less` but it is not clear whether she is onboard.

Kapoor initially wanted Sonam to concentrate on her Bollywood career but things seems to have changed post `Aisha`. The actress is currently working on Akshay Kumar starrer `Thank You` and `Mausam` with Shahid Kapoor.

Talking about the film, which also saw his younger daughter Rhea debuting as a producer, Kapoor said the film has opened a new genre of chick flicks in Bollywood and he will concentrate on making more female oriented films from now on.

"I think we have opened a new genre in Bollywood. It is the first chick flick for the Indian audience. We can now make light films with female protagonists. Hollywood has made many such films with Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts but I don`t recall something like that in India," the actor said.

Kapoor`s first home production `Gandhi My Father` won a national award for him but did not do very well at the box office while `Shortkut` too was not a great success but he hopes things will change with `Aisha`, which released last week.

"It is getting a good response because it is a nice, clean, family film. There is no sleaze and controversy in the film and I am proud of them because my daughter have done such a good job," Kapoor said.

The actor is currently busy reading scripts and working on his upcoming projects including `No Problem`, which he is also producing, `Race 2` and `No Entry 2`. He says he has set out some rules for himself as a producer.

"I will try to make as many original films as possible and will take risk with out of the box stories but to balance it out I will also do mainstream commercial films like `No Entry` and `No Problem`. The focus is to make classy but commercial films," Kapoor said, adding that he will announce his next project by Diwali.


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