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The buzz around tinsel town is that there"s a pivotal role in Anil Kapoor"s home production of his own daughter"s father that he was supposed to play. But Anil, high on the global success of Slumdog Millionaire is not doing it.
Explains proud daughter Sonam, “Do you really think he looks like my Dad? No He doesn"t. He looks far younger than his age. And that"s why I wouldn"t want him to play my father. The role in Ayesha that you"re mentioning didn"t suit him. My dad can"t play the conventional father."
In fact earlier Anil had been offered a role in Rakeysh Mehra"s Delhi-6 with Sonam. Both father and daughter decided against it. In fact Sonam was more against the idea of their coming together than Anil.
“And that"s how it remains even now," laughs the actress just back from Sri Lanka after a photo-shoot for a magazine, “I really feel we wouldn"t look like father and daughter on screen. We"d rather wait for while until I get older. Because my father isn"t going to oblige (by looking older)."
Point out to her that some of Anil"s leading ladies are about Sonam"s age and she chuckles, “That"s right and my father looks very well-matched with all his co-stars. He"s quite something. And now after Slumdog he has entered another innings in his career. His career keeps getting re-invented. I"m afraid he has set impossible standards for me."