"That's because there was no role for me in those two films," Anil tells me, "Why should I force myself in a project, even if it's produced by me? If the director feels he needs to cast someone else, someone who suits the role more than I do, I wouldn't hesitate one bit. In fact, I've never ever forced myself even in films produced by my father or brother"
But there's a role for Anil in his next home-production No Problem. This one stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna and Anil himself in principal roles. "Akshaye has starred in all my productions so far. He's a wonderful artiste," Anil says.
Reportedly, Anil has signed three leading ladies for the film - Bipasha Basu, Kangana Ranaut and Neetu Chandra. Anees Bazmee is directing No Problem. The principal shooting begins in July in South Africa.