Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor

Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, seen at the GIMA Awards 2016 April 6, will share screen space in the comedy film “Mubaraka.” (Manav Manglani photo)

MUMBAI — Arjun Kapoor has been signed for a comedy titled “Mubaraka.” For the first time, he will share screen space with his real-life paternal uncle (chacha) Anil Kapoor.

The film is being directed by Anees Bazmee and written by Milap Zaveri. The film was originally supposed to be directed by Zaveri himself, but, after the debacle of his last film “Mastizaade,” it made the producers opt for Bazmee, himself an ace comic writer. Also, initially, Abhishek Bachchan was supposed to do the role now being played by Arjun Kapoor.

The film is currently in the scripting stage, and the final draft is expected to be ready by July. It will be produced by Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.

Here is a list of uncles and nephews who have come together in one film in the past:

Shammi Kapoor-Randhir Kapoor:

“Mama Bhanja” (1977)

Shammi Kapoor-Rishi Kapoor:

“Prem Granth” (1996) co-produced by Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv Kapoor, co-starring Rishi Kapoor and directed by Rajiv Kapoor.

“Prem Rog” (1982)

“Yeh Vaada Raha” (1982)

“Aan Aur Shaan” (1984)

“Bade Ghar Ki Beti” (1989)

“Ajooba” (1991)

“Prem Yog” (1994)

Shammi Kapoor-Rajiv Kapoor:

“Ek Jaan Hain Hum” (1993)

Shashi Kapoor-Randhir Kapoor:

“Heeralaal Pannalal” (1978)

“Sawaal” (1982)

Shashi Kapoor-Rishi Kapoor:

“Kabhi Kabhie” (1976)

“Duniya Meri Jeb Mein” (1979)

“Sindoor” (1987)

“Swarg Se Pyara Ghar Hamara” (1991)

“Ajooba” (1991) produced and directed by Shashi and starring Rishi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor-Rajiv Kapoor:

“Hum To Chale Pardes” (1988)

Dharmendra presented “Socha Na Tha” starring Abhay Deol (2005)

Sanjay Kapoor produced “Tevar” (2015) starring Arjun Kapoor

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