Sonam to share screen space with dad Anil Kapoor

Updated: May 25, 2010, 15:37 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: After refusing meaty offers to act in a film together, father-daughter duo Anil and Sonam Kapoor have finally given their nod to share the same frame on the silver screen.

And it’s all owing to ace filmmaker Aditya Chopra, who has convinced the two to star in a Yash Raj Film. Sadly the same attempt by Rakeysh Mehra in ‘Delhi-6’ had proved to be futile as Anil had refused to play father to Sonam onscreen.

Confirming the news, Anil says, “Aditya has narrated an idea for me and Sonam in a film together. And I really, really like it. In fact, this is the first time that I’ve liked something which has been offered to both of us.”

“I can’t tell you if it’s the role of father-daughter. But I can tell you that ideally when I do a film with Sonam, I don’t want us to be cast in real-life roles,” added Anil.

The actor further revealed that he came close to sharing screen space with Sonam recently. “I was supposed to do a role in Anees Bazmi’s ‘Thank You’, which Sonam is doing. At that time, Katrina Kaif was supposed to do the part. Once Sonam stepped in, I opted out. I wanted our combination to be really special when it happened.”

As for his home production ‘Aisha’ Anil states, “It was an idea that Sonam and my younger daughter Rhea came up with. If I hadn’t liked it, I wouldn’t have produced it. In our production company, no film will be made to provide a chance to any of us. If I wanted to do that, I’d have produced a film for Sonam as a launch vehicle and not handed her over to Sanjay Leela Bhansali.”

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