Boney Kapoor Talks About Playing Ranbir’s On-Screen Father; Reveals First Acting Role Was Offered To Him In Lamhe

    Boney Kapoor Talks About Playing Ranbir’s On-Screen Father; Reveals First Acting Role Was Offered To Him In Lamhe

    Boney Kapoor Was Offered His First Acting Role In Lamhe

    Boney Kapoor Talks About Playing Ranbir’s On-Screen Father; Reveals First Acting Role Was Offered To Him In Lamhe

    Popular filmmaker Boney Kapoor made his acting debut recently with his brother and superstar Anil Kapoor’s Netflix film AK vs AK. Well, he is now all set to shine on-screen once again in Luv Ranjan’s upcoming romantic comedy, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. Boney ji will be playing Ranbir’s on-screen father whereas veteran actress Dimple Kapadia will portray Ranbir’s mother. While the filmmaker initially declined the offer, his son Arjun and daughters Janhvi, Anshula and Khushi convinced him to take up the role. Arjun told him to just be himself and also felt that this would keep the filmmaker away from production stress for a bit.

    In a chat with BT, Boney ji shared that acting never crossed his mind and his hands were full as a producer. He stated, “I have been as AD (assistant director), assistant editor, production controller, producer, and now, I am an actor. Yes, I am playing Ranbir Kapoor’s father in the film. He is a terrific actor as we all know, and I am an amateur, but let’s see how it goes. I was apprehensive about juggling between acting and production. I have five films lined up as a producer. Initially, Anil (brother Anil Kapoor) was also reluctant about this as he knows the kind of responsibilities one has as a producer, but later, he told me to go ahead.”

    But did you know that AK vs AK and Luv’s project are not the only films that the filmmaker has been offered as an actor? Boney ji revealed that his first acting role was offered to him by Yash Chopra in Anil and Sridevi’s film Lamhe. The filmmaker shared, “I wasn’t sure if Yashji was serious, but he had offered me the part in Lamhe, which was played by Deepak Malhotra (Sridevi’s husband in the film). I never took it seriously. I guess he knew that I just wanted to be close to Sri (smiles). I had even gone to Switzerland under the pretext of some work, just to see her when she was shooting for Chandni.” This is the romance we all need in our lives!