Sonam not headed to H'wood: Anil
It's not westwards ho for daughter Sonam Kapoor, says Anil Kapoor dismissing reports that the young actress is making a move for Hollywood. She has already turned down...bollywood Updated: Jul 24, 2010 14:23 IST
It's not westwards ho for daughter Sonam Kapoor, says Anil Kapoor dismissing reports that the young actress is making a move for Hollywood.
The actor's agent in Los Angeles is handling the offers for Sonam, including one for comic star Ben Stiller's next, but she has turned them down.
"Sonam is only four films old in Bollywood. She needs to establish herself in India first before even thinking of doing a international project," Kapoor said.
The 50-year-old actor himself had got a head-start in Hollywood with Danny Boyle's multiple-Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire in 2009 and went on to star in the cult American TV show 24.
But Kapoor says he will focus on his Bollywood projects in the coming year, including No Problem,Race 2 and No Entry 2.
"This year I am going to focus on my Indian projects and I have not signed on for anything new in Hollywood. I will soon start work on No Problem which I am producing and acting in," said Kapoor.
The veteran actor is right now busy promoting his home production Aisha which stars Sonam as the leading lady and also marks the debut of younger daughter Rhea Kapoor as a producer.
"I am happy with the film and my daughters have done me proud. I am more excited than nervous about 'Aisha' because I know they have worked hard and done a good job," said Kapoor.But the actor is nervous about the debut of 24 in India. His turn as President Omar Hussain, the peace loving leader of a fictitious Islamic country won him rave reviews in the US and he is hoping for the same here.
"24 begins telecasting in India in August and I am nervous about it. I hope that the Indian audiences like what they see because I was one of the first Indian actors on the show," said Kapoor.
First Published: Jul 24, 2010 12:21 IST