Actor-director Pankaj Kapur has decided to cast the Delhi-6 star Sonam Kapoor opposite his star son Shahid Kapoor for the upcoming movie ‘Mausam’ after considering a number of girls including Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda’s daughter Narmada Ahuja, and daughter of Alyque Padamsee and Sharon Prabhakar Shazahn Padamsee. It is reported Pankaj Kapur’s wife Supriya Pathak is particularly interested in Sonam playing the female lead in Mausam.
After a string of movies with interesting titles hit films like No Entry, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and the underproduction film No Problem, writer-director Anees Bazmee has announced a film with a similar title Thank You in which also the 24-year-old Sonam Kapoor will be cast in the lead role against 42-year-old actor Akshay Kumar. About the selection of actors, Bazmee has attributed his choice of actors to his script, saying, “Akshay has a different look in the film. And after I saw Sonam in Delhi 6, I knew she suited the role best.”
Anees Bazmee denies that Sonam’s father Anil Kapoor who is producing No Problem has anything to do with her casting, saying, “Anil is family. But he was pleasantly surprised when I told him that I wanted to sign Sonam for Thank You.”