Anil Kapoor Says He Was Hesitant To Play Priyanka Chopra's Dad In Dil Dhadakne Do

Shubanka Sridhar , 22 Jan 2021
Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra (Source: Instagram | @anilskapoor, @priyankachopra)
Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra (Source: Instagram | @anilskapoor, @priyankachopra)

Anil Kapoor is one actor who has remained evergreen through the years, amirite? Along with that, he is also one actor who never shies away from experimenting with different roles and characters. And one of his most loved roles in recent times has been the one in Dil Dhadakne Do.

The actor played a rich and strict father to Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra alongside Shefali Shah who played his wife. He played the head of the rich, dysfunctional family to perfection and was highly appreciated for his performance. But can you believe that he was actually hesitant to play PC’s father in the film?

Yes, in a conversation with Tiffin Talks, Anil shared that he was in two minds about playing a father to Priyanka because they were previously offered roles to romance each other on screen.

He says:

But my issue was… I am being very honest. I was like, ‘Priyanka Chopra’s father, yaar!’ We were supposed to do films where I was romantically with her. I thought, ‘Ranveer Singh phir bhi newcomer hai yaar’. Harsh came to me and said, ‘You are not actually her father, you are playing a role.’ Sometimes, you need such broad-minded and forward-thinking people around you who put sense into you. I thought, ‘Things have changed now, it’s you playing a character. You are not actually her father.

And what a super interesting role it was, no?

Anil was recently seen in Ak Vs Ak opposite director Anurag Kashyap. Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, this very offbeat and experimental film received mixed reviews from the audiences and critics alike.

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