A Film With Wife Sridevi For Boney Kapoor, After Tevar With Son Arjun

  | January 06, 2015 15:46 IST

Sridevi in a still from Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, produced by Boney Kapoor

Sridevi has collaborated with her husband earlier on films like Mr India, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and Judaai

Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor says his next film after Tevar, starring his son Arjun Kapoor, will be with his actress wife Sridevi.

Sridevi, who made her Bollywood comeback in 2012 with English Vinglish, has collaborated with her husband earlier on films like Mr India, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and Judaai.

Boney, 59, said that after the release of Tevar, which hits the theatres on January 9, he will focus on Sridevi's film.

"My immediate next film is with my wife. It will be a women-oriented subject but very different from English Vinglish," Boney told PTI.

Besides that, the producer said he will begin work on No Entry Mein Entry, a sequel to 2005 comedy No Entry, this year.

"Apart from No Entry Mein Entry, I have also planned a film with Arjun. Then, there is the sequel of Mr India. These are the films that are on my mind. If something else comes up and I find it interesting enough, I may work on that as well," he said.

Boney has collaborated mostly with his family members - be it his brothers Anil and Sanjay or his wife Sridevi. Tevar is the first film in which he has worked with his son. The producer said Arjun came onboard the film because he suited the role.

"Arjun suited the character and the script. The film needed somebody like him. Besides, he was keen to do this film. I had the rights of the film. In fact, I had rights of three other subjects but he chose this one," he said.

Boney said neither has he ever faced any problems while working with his family members nor have they ever complained about him. Boney feels that he has never let his family members compromise on their creative freedom.

"They follow their own instincts. My brief to them is only through the director. Finally, it is their call. Of course, on the spot there are some suggestions but I never cross the boundary of exercising my rights either as a family member or as a producer of the film.

"They are individuals - whether it is my wife, my brother or my son. They are responsible, talented and aware of what is right for them," Boney said.

On being asked if the father took over the producer in him during the shooting of Tevar, Boney said, "Well only during the action scenes. I hoped that it would go well. That's about it.

I was there more as a guardian of the project because Tevar is director Amit Ravindernath Sharma's first film and my brother Sanjay's first production. I was more like the head of the family, rather than the big boss producer."

Boney said that casting Sonakshi Sinha as the female lead in the movie was Arjun's idea as he felt she suited the role.

"Initially, Arjun suggested Sonakshi. He told me that Sonakshi suits the role and he wanted to work with her.

He was definitely the first person to push this thought in my mind. And I also felt that she would be appropriate," Boney said.