Friday, 22 April 2011
In Search of Sonam’s Mom
No male Bollywood star has worked as frequently with Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi as Anil Kapoor has. And yet, the actor may have some trouble convincing them to star in the next film he’s producing.
He’s currently developing a desi remake of the Jamie Lee Curtis-Lindsay Lohan body-switch comedy Freaky Friday, and while his daughter Sonam Kapoor will star in the younger part, the star-producer wants Mrs Dixit-Nene or sis-in-law Sridevi to take the other role.
Both have bought time by asking for a bound script before they make their decision, knowing full well the script is still being worked on.
Meanwhile, a disappointed Anil Kapoor is exploring alternatives. Juhi Chawla and Tabu have been approached too. But word on the street is that the Hollywood studio co-producing the film is determined to have the more high-profile Madhuri or Sridevi instead. Neither actress, apparently, wants to play mommy to the fairly ‘grown-up looking’ Sonam Kapoor!
See earlier news: Will Sridevi mother Sonam?