Actor-turned-director Pankaj Kapoor who is all set with his upcoming film Mausam says that the film is specially made for his son actor Shahid Kapoor, who is the lead of the film. "I have wanted to direct a film. I have directed television for about five years. So there was a desire to direct. I have been writing for a long time. So here came a moment where we decided to go with this film...with this particular subject, which was frankly, specifically written for...keeping Shahid in mind," Pankaj, who makes his debut as a director, told during the promotions of Mausam.
"The film was to be made for Shahid. My thought was like I had to write a film for Shahid," he told. Mausam'', a love story starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. "It was specified in my head that the film is to be made with him (Shahid). It is not like I had written the script and I decided to cast him. I have lot of other scripts and we pondered over it whether he should be part of them or another script should be written for him. So it was decided that a fresh film...a fresh script should be written. So that is how Mausam happened," the debutante director informed.
Shahid Kapoor in Mausam essays the role of an Air Force officer, while Sonam Kapoor plays his love interest. "Like every father I also want my son to go ahead...excel in life. Shahid has the ability to do things. He has proved himself and has been doing it now. His acting ability, cinematic knowledge will come in front of all in the near future. I wish all success for him," told the proud father.
Talking about the female lead of Mausam, Sonam Kapoor, the director told that while writing the script he had no girl in his mind. It was the character of the lady that was there in his head. However, after finishing the script, they approached Sonam for the film. “Sonam was the very first one to be approached for the role," told senior Kapoor.
The film is slated for release on September 16.