Producer Boney Kapoor is all set to turn actor with the upcoming Ranbir Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor-starrer rom-com. Directed by Luv Ranjan, Boney Ji will star alongside Dimple Kapadia in the film and the both of them are going to be playing Ranbir’s parents.
While he starred in a cameo role in his brother Anil Kapoor‘s Netflix film AK Vs AK, this is going to be his first full-fledged role as a “rich and confident” Punjabi dad to Ranbir’s character.
In a recent interview with Bombay Times, Boney Ji says that acting never crossed his mind as he was busy with production and playing other roles like AD (assistant director), assistant editor, production controller, producer. Now, he is an actor and adds that while Ranbir is a ‘terrific actor’, he is an amateur.
But interestingly, he does add that he was once offered a role by Yash Chopra in his late wife Sridevi and brother Anil’s film ‘Lamhe‘. He explains that he was offered the role of Sridevi’s husband in the film which was played by Deepak Malhotra. He also shares that when he was courting Sridevi, he had gone to Switzerland under the pretext of some work just to see her when she was shooting for Chandni!
While we didn’t see him on screen back then, it’s finally happening now and his family couldn’t be more excited. Speaking about it, he says that his son Arjun Kapoor and daughters — Anshula, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor — convinced him to take this up as it would be a good change for him and an opportunity to take some production stress off his head. He adds that his brother Anil also asked him to go ahead and try his shot at it.
Well, I sure am excited to see Boney Ji in the film now!