Talking to the PTI, Pankaj Kapoor said, "It was Shahid who asked me to direct the film, that is how the project started. When we started off to write the script we were in continuous discussion and we shared it with each other. It is not like the script was imposed on him.. we had asked whether he likes the script or not and whether he wants to be the part of it or not."
Meanwhile, Pankaj Kapoor also confirmed that he maintained professional relation with his son Shahid during the process of making the film Mausam. He said, "It was professional relation from day one. So afterwards when he said he liked the script then it was the matter of he being the actor and I being the director. I must say that he did submit to me as an actor to large extent. When he started working with me he said he is ready to mould himself the way I want it for the film. This speaks hugely of him as an actor."
However, movie Mausam features Shahid and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles. Talking about the story of the film, he said, "The film spreads across ten years. It is not a story of rebirth. It is a story of two people and their journey. It shows how some socio-political incidents makes them to move to different cities. They keep meeting each other in different situations and eventually reunite."