‘My dad can’t play the conventional father’

THOSE WHO WANT to see Sonam Kapoor and her dad Anil Kapoor together on screen will have to wait for a long time. The Delhi 6 girl thinks Kapoor senior looks far younger than his age to play a conventional father in a Bollywood flick.


Published: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 8:39 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 10:56 PM

The buzz around tinseltown is that there’s a pivotal role in Anil’s home production - of Sonam’s father - that he was supposed to play. But Anil is not doing the film, titled Ayesha.

“Do you really think he looks like my dad? No! He doesn’t. He looks far younger than his age. And that’s why I wouldn’t want him to play my father. The role in Ayesha didn’t suit him. My dad can’t play the conventional father,” Sonam stated. Earlier, Anil had been offered a role in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6 with Sonam, but both father and daughter decided against it. In fact, Sonam was more against the idea of their coming together than Anil.

“And that’s how it remains even now. I really feel we wouldn’t look like father and daughter on screen. We’d rather wait for a while until I’m older because my father isn’t going to oblige (by looking older),” said the 23-year-old actress.

When pointed out that some of Anil’s leading ladies are about Sonam’s age, she said: “That’s right and my father looks very well-matched with all his co-stars. He’s quite something. And now after Slumdog Millionaire he has entered another innings in his career. His career keeps getting re-invented. I’m afraid he has set impossible standards for me.”

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