|We won’t call it the perks of being a producer’s son, because Arjun Kapoor has shown tremendous potential as an actor and he verily deserves a role he’s suited to even if the film is produced by his dad.
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor is set to produce the remake of hit Telugu film "Okkadu" and has roped in son Arjun Kapoor to play the lead. It will go on floors next year.
"Yes, I am making the remake of Telugu film 'Okkadu'. Eros has bought the rights of this film. I can't reveal the details of it right now. Once things fall in place, I can talk about it," Boney told IANS.
"The film will go on floors in June 2013. Arjun is busy with other projects including Aurangzeb, Gunday and '2 States'. Once he is done with these films, he will start shooting for the remake," he added.
Boney Kapoor is yet to decide on the leading lady and the director of this film.
"The leading lady is not yet finalized. I will be able to talk about it after two weeks. Once I get the clarity and I can say who will be directing the film and who will be the leading lady. Right now it's too early to talk about anything," he said.
Directed by Gunasekhar, the 2003 Telugu film featured Mahesh Babu, Bhumika Chawla and Prakash Raj.