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Sonam wants to work with jhakaas dad

Sonam Kapoor doesn’t know yet if she’s doing Mr India sequel with father Anil Kapoor but she is sure of working with him. Rachana Dubey tells more.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2010 18:41 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

sonamSonam Kapoor is gearing up for two releases in quick succession, I Hate Luv Storys in July, followed by Aisha in August. The first promos of Aisha will go on air tomorrow, though it’s already available to watch on YouTube. The actress, who plays a Bollywood Emma, is super excited.

“After the shooting was over, I had nothing to do,” says Sonam, who was at the Fever 104 FM studio. “Once in a while, I’d be called to look at a rough cut of a song, but otherwise, I rarely stepped into our Juhu office. My sister, Rhea, the film’s producer, never interfered with my work on the sets and so I don’t interfere with hers. As for dad, he never butts into either of our jobs.”

Sonam denies rumours of having signed a film with her actor-producer father Anil Kapoor, but admits that she wants to work with him. “Not because he is my father, but because he is a ‘jhakaas’ actor. I did an ad with him, now I’m craving to do a film,” she says.

When asked if she will be seen in the Mr India sequel with Sridevi and her father, Sonam refuses to be drawn into a discussion about the film’s casting. All she says is that the original film is a classic and actors from her generation have grown up watching it. “I can still watch Mr India (1990). I don’t know if I’ll be a part of the sequel, but I’m certainly looking forward to seeing it,” she says.

In Aisha, she plays a wedding planner and a self-proclaimed matchmaker. The focus, so far, has been on her ‘classic’ look, but Sonam insists that it won’t take anything away from Jane Austin’s sensitive story.

“All of us wear different clothes for different occasions. Aisha does the same,” she argues. “The film is not about clothes. It is a story of a girl who thinks life is perfect.”At the moment, Sonam is on a high because she is working with her childhood idol, Akshay Kumar, in Thank You. “I really fancied Akshay as a kid. My bedroom walls were plastered with his pictures when I was in school. Now, we’re colleagues, but it still gives me goosebumps to think that I was his fan once.”

First Published: Jun 26, 2010 12:49 IST