At the ongoing 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in scenic Goa, Janhvi Kapoor and dad Boney Kapoor sat together on the same dais and answered a volley of questions. Here, the senior Kapoor revealed that he was all set to take control of the reins as a director once again. Though this time round, Boney would like to direct his son Arjun and daughter Janhvi in film together. “Owing to my production job, as well as my personal liabilities, I could not direct films.
However, the fire of direction has been ignited within me again.
I feel, since I have actors Arjun and Janhvi at home, I would love to direct a film based on a brother-sister story. For a long time now, a tale of sibling love has not been shown on celluloid. Therefore, I will be directing a tale based on a brother and sister,” he announced at the festival. He further elaborated, “I plan to take the entire Kapoor family, including chacha Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor too, whose second stint has begun well and he is doing well on the professional front.” Janhvi, who was seated beside her father, interrupted saying, “I feel, yeh film kam aur reality show jyada lagega.”
Arjun to miss IFFI 2018
Arjun Kapoor was conspicuous by his absence at the IFFI event. “Actually, Arjun could not make it today, as he had to change his appearance for his character in his next film, Panipat,” said Boney. Further clarifying, “Arjun explained to me that it was not possible for him to share the dais with me and Janhvi at IFFI. He made a valid point that if he sat here with his face covered, it would seem as though a duplicate was sitting with us. He explained that it would be better if the look of the film was revealed to the public by the director/producer on a special occasion.”