Raj Babbar's an on-screen dad again

Jun 02, 2012, 07:31 IST | Shaheen Parkar

Screen veteran to play a father once more on the big screen

After playing Kareena Kapoor’s father in Bodyguard, Raj Babbar will once again be seen playing dad on the big screen —this time to Soha Ali Khan.

Raj Babbar on the sets of the film in Gujarat

The veteran actor has been roped in for the sequel of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film that is presently being shot in Gujarat. In Bodyguard he had stepped in at the last-minute when the original choice Shatrughan Sinha opted out due to a busy schedule.

This time it was a chance encounter with the makers of the film that fetched him the role. The star happened to be on the same flight with the film’s producer Rahul Mittra. They got chatting and by the time the flight had landed, Babbar was in the film!

Explains Mittra, “I met Rajji on a flight from New Delhi to Mumbai. I was meeting him after years and we got talking. Before the flight had landed in Mumbai, I knew I had found Bunny, the character of Soha’s father in the film.”

Soha Ali Khan to play Raj Babbar’s daughter

He adds, “Rajji has already begun shooting He has worked hard on the look and costumes. The audience will see him in different light in the film. The film is being shot presently in Devgarh Baria, near Vadodara in Gujarat.

Along with Babbar, Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Pravesh Rana and Deepraj Rana are also part of the schedule.” Being a Congress MP, Babbar may be busy with politics but acting remains his first love. 

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