When Yash Chopra had offered Boney Kapoor a role in Sridevi-starrer `Lamhe`

Yash Chopra Death Anniversary 2023: Boney Kapoor has been a producer in the Hindi film industry for four decades. Right from `Mr. India` to `Judaai` to `Wanted`, he has financially backed some extremely successful films. Earlier this year, the ace producer also ventured into acting with the film `Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar` where he was seen playing Ranbir Kapoor`s father and Dimple Kapadia`s husband. The film was directed by Luv Ranjan. 

Talking about taking up acting, he told Times Of India in an interview that he was coaxed to take up the offer by his son Arjun Kapoor and his three daughters Anshula, Janhvi, and Khushi. He said, “I had said no to Luv Ranjan. He reached out to Arjun, and he, along with my three daughters (Anshula, Janhvi and Khushi), convinced me to do it. Arjun told me that Ranjan had me as a reference point – that of a ‘Punjabi father` – when he wrote this part. So, he thought I was ideal for it.”

He added, “Acting requires you to do what the director asks you to, so I wasn`t sure, but Arjun said that I just need to be myself. He even told me that this would be a good change and also an opportunity to stay away from production stress for a bit.”

However, this was not Boney Kapoor`s first acting offer. Years back, filmmaker Yash Chopra wanted Boney to be a part of his film `Lamhe`, which also had Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in the lead. The filmmaker revealed, “I wasn`t sure if Yashji was serious, but he had offered me a part in Lamhe, which was played by Deepak Malhotra (Sridevi`s husband in the film). I never took it seriously. I guess he knew that I just wanted to be close to Sri (smiles). I had even gone to Switzerland under the pretext of some work, just to see her when she was shooting for Chandni.”

He continued, “At least seven-eight members from our family are actors now! My children are excited for me, and that makes me happy. Isn`t that great?”

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