Anil Kapoor wooed Hollywood. And now it is his daughter Sonam to be wooed by the west. She has been offered two Hollywood films in the space of six months. Says a source, "While in LA, Anil met Ben Stiller to exchange ideas for a production company they want to launch together for a joint production. During one such talk, the actor told him about his home production Aisha, starring his elder daughter.
Ben asked to see the film's show reel as he was casting for the role of Kate for his production house's (Red Hour Films) 30 million dollar film. Titled 30 Minutes Or Less, it is directed by Reuben Fleischer and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Danny MacBride. After Stiller saw the show reel, he sent an e-mail to Anil saying he thought Sonam was 'fantastic' and that he wanted to cast her."
Anil's business manager Udayan confirms, "Yes, Sonam has been offered 30 Minutes Or Less and we are working out the dates. It looks a bit difficult because of her tight schedule as she's shooting for Thank You with Akshay Kumar and Mausam with Shahid Kapoor and promoting her next release Aisha but we are still trying to work it out."
That isn't all. Within a month of Anil's return to India, he got a call for another offer for his beti. This time from Edoardo Ponti (son of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti's) who just announced a new project called Das and wants to cast the IHLS girl. The film would be made in India.
Says a source close to Anil, "Father and daughter are very clear about their strategy. Sonam is already committed to three releases this year -- Aisha and Mausam and Thank You. These also include promotion for Aisha. These are commitments made earlier and no big film can come in the way of that unless the projects are really exceptional."