Actor Anil Kapoor recently stepped into a new role – that of a father-in-law. But he doesn’t see it as a big change, calling new son-in-law Anand Ahuja a “pal”.
“What father-in-law! From the very beginning, I made it clear to Anand that I was going to be his friend and not his father-in-law. The ice melted even before it was frozen. Anand has been a part of our family for a very long time. We are pals first, and relatives later,” he says.
The success of the Kapoors’ home production Veere Di Wedding is a reason to rejoice, and the actor couldn’t be more proud of his two daughters. “This is good news for our production company. A successful film means all of us – my daughters Rhea and Sonam, and I — are on the right track as film producers.”
The sexual content of the film did raise some eyebrows and invite some uncomplimentary comments, but Anil is unfazed by the criticism. “The language we have used is permissible as per the rules of the censor board and the constitution. We opted for an “A” certificate; and adults do speak in that way, whether we like it or not. To be very honest, when I heard the script of the film, the language didn’t even seem like an issue. The dialogues went with the flavour and mood of the film,” he says.
He is especially happy that Sonam has busted the myth that actresses witness a slump in their careers after marriage. “That is such an old-fashioned way of looking at an actor’s career. I don’t think anyone becomes less popular just because he or she gets married. When I married Sunita in 1984, I was told that my popularity would wane. I was determined to prove my cynics wrong. In fact, I actually tasted success as an actor after marriage,” Anil says....