Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Looks like it is raining Kapoors this season. Yet another Kapoor showcases his creative skills, and he is none other than Aditya Kapoor, son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali. Unlike his young nephew, Ranbir, Aditya is more comfortable behind the camera.
Baltidevi is Aditya's first Bollywood project. And the leading lady is none other than (hold your breath) Rakhi Sawant! Apparently, she was always his first choice. "When I saw her on Koffee With Karan, I was impressed with her outspokenness. I just approached her and narrated my script. She was in tears and said the story is very similar to events in her life," Aditya recalls. He has not yet decided on the male lead.
The movie will go on floor some time in December this year. We ask if the Kapoor khandaan will be present at the muhurat. "Of course," Aditya says, "But it is too early to tell you who will be invited." We wonder what his equation with his kin is. Well, we'll find out soon enough.
This is Aditya's fourth film as a director. His first was a comedy, Don't Stop Dreaming, and was released last May in the UK and the USA. Cousin Rishi Kapoor stars in his second, Sambar Salsa, releasing on September 21. Shamal, his third film, is also the first English film produced in Dubai. It is slated for a release later this year, or early next year.