Arjun Kapoor: It was my dream to work with dad
Arjun Kapoor's childhood dream of working with producer father Boney Kapoor has come true with upcoming action-comedy 'Tevar', where the father-son duo has collaborated.
Arjun, who is the son of Boney and his previous wife Mona Shourie Kapoor, said it was a nice moment to work in the film which also stars his uncle Sanjay Kapoor.
"It's not yet sunk in that I have worked for a home production. It has always been a dream working with dad, Sanjay (Kapoor) chachu and Anil (Kapoor) chachu. And that happened in my fifth film. There are more emotions attached at the personal level than at the professional front," Arjun told PTI in an interview.
The 29-year-old 'Finding Fanny' star he waited for a long time to work with his father.
"I am emotional by nature. I waited for this opportunity for 29 years... And it's not an easy job to be accepted as an actor. Obviously, he has a sense of pride and that reflects in our emotions and that I guess will happen quite often," he said.
Arjun recalled how he used to accompany his father on his grand sets.
"I always thought that my father is the biggest producer in this world. His films sets used to be so big that I used to get lost in it. During the shooting of 'Loafer' there was a huge set at Ramoji film city and similarly during 'Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja', the set was for 150 junior artists and 200 actors," he said.
The actor said his father always taught him to work hard to get success.
"I learnt from dad that hard work never fails. He always asked me to work hard to survive in the industry. He is always encouraging. One thing which I like about him is he is not interfering even as a father or as a producer.
"Whatever wrong or right decisions I have made he always supported me. He has given me that much respect and credit.
Always supported my decisions in my personal and professional life," he said.
'Tevar', which hits theatre on January 9 next year, is a remake of Telugu blockbuster 'Okkadu'. It stars Sonakshi Sinha opposite him.
"I was very keen working with her (Sonakshi) and I told my father that she is the ideal choice for this role. She has a spark in her eyes which was the need of the role. Right from her first day on the set, I feel that she is a naturally gifted actress. She is a one take actress," he said.