Anil Kapoor's next women-centric film may star Sonam
After producing 'Aisha', Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is all set to make another women-centric film, which might feature daughter Sonam Kapoor. "And again, I am making another women-centric film and very soon you will hear about it. Rhea is working and developing the script," Kapoor told eporters here last evening, at the Lavasa Women's Drive event.
Ask him if Sonam would be part of it, Kapoor says, "It depends upon Rhea as she is very particular about casting. If she feels Sonam is the right choice, then she would be there."
"Women-centric films need to be made in Bollywood. I myself made a woman centric film like 'Aisha' and I am very happy and proud of that. I have worked in quite a few women oriented films. I have been very proud and honored. I think we leading men must support and encourage women oriented films," he said.
"I see that leading men are not very happy being part of women oriented films. And the best films made in our country including Mother India was a female centric film, and even till today the film is remembered," he said. The 52-year-old actor along with his younger daughter Rhea had produced 'Aisha' (2010), based on the 1815 British novel 'Emma'. The film starring Sonam and Abhay Deol in lead roles had not fared well at the box office.
The actor, who attended the event, based on the concept of time-distance-speed, suggested that women must go for regular check-ups to prevent cancer. Lavasa Women's Drive, this year is aimed at spreading awareness about cervical cancer.
"When a girl or woman crosses the age of 20, they should undergo constant check-ups. If cancer is detected early, it can be eradicated and this is the kind of awareness we all need to spread. This would stop and control cancer,? he said.
"I feel lot of women in the interior parts of this country need to be educated and made aware, about cancer than women living in metro cities. It is the interiors, small towns ..where things are completely different and I feel we are lagging there," he added. PTI