Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do made a huge noise after its release in 2015. The movie’s songs were foot-tapping and became a trending thing during those days. Also, the storyline of the movie was different from the common ones as it showcased the life of a dysfunctional family. Not only this but the movie also had interesting characters and talented actors. Therefore, the film became the favourite of many. The movie starred Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma to name a few in the key roles. In the movie, Anil Kapoor played the role of father to the desi girl, Priyanka Chopra. Yes, it is certainly shocking as Anil has been in the industry then what made him apprehensive of taking up the role.
Anil Kapoor Shares The Reason for Being Apprehensive Before Playing Priyanka Chopra’s Father in Dil Dhadakne Do
While talking to a news portal, Anil shared that he was hesitant in accepting the character of Priyanka’s father because they were to be paired together for another romantic film. He also admitted that he has been brave in making choices in the Bollywood industry. “But my issue was… I am being very honest. I was like, ‘Priyanka Chopra’s father, yaar!’ We were supposed to do films where I was romantically with her. I thought, ‘Ranveer Singh phir bhi newcomer hai yaar’,” the Race actor said.
He further revealed that his son, Harsh, convinced him to take up the role. Harsh made his father understand that he just has to enact on-screen. Anil said, “Harsh came to me and said, ‘You are not actually her father, you are playing a role.’ Sometimes, you need such broad-minded and forward-thinking people around you who put sense into you. I thought, ‘Things have changed now, it’s you playing a character. You are not actually her father’.”