MUMBAI — Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar says actress Deepika Padukone and Sidharth Malhotra should do a film together, as they will look good onscreen.
Johar launched Malhotra in his last directorial venture “Student of the Year” and has worked with Padukone in his home production “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.”
The “My Name is Khan” director had recently said in a Twitter chat that the duo would make a good onscreen pair.
When asked about this, Johar told reporters, “I agree. It is a good looking pair and they should definitely do a film. I think Sid and Deepika would look amazing together. And everyday there is a new rumor of Deepika with Sid and Deepika with Fawad (in a film)... so I think this has to happen very soon.”
Johar is currently elated with the response to his home production “Kapoor and Sons.”
The dysfunctional-family drama, which stars Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah, got rave reviews and has done business of over Rs. 45 crore within a week.
Rishi Kapoor, who plays a 90-year-old grandfather in the film, said he constantly had fights with director Shakun Batra.
“I worked on the film for 22 days, and there was not a single day when I didn’t fight with him on the set. You can ask the entire star cast. We used to fight every day. And not on some creative issue but only execution,” Rishi Kapoor said.
To which, Rajat Kapoor jokingly said, “No, it wasn’t a fight. A fight is two-way. Here it was only from one side (pointing to Rishi Kapoor).”
Pakistani heartthrob Khan, who plays a gay character called Rahul Kapoor in the film, said initially he was a bit nervous to take on the role, as he was not sure how the audience would react to it.
“Honestly, the film has taught me a lot. I am not saying I was an intolerant man before, but, while doing it, initially, I was a little nervous. What the reactions will be, how will people think (about the role), but I had such a wonderful team that I invested my faith on,” he said.
“Towards the end, I came to the resolution that it is just another person in the family, there should be nothing shocking about it. The way that dealt with it is wonderful,” he added.
The actor said it is a welcome change that people today are accepting homosexual characters onscreen.
“Usually people are uncomfortable in the beginning with intimate scenes, but over time you get used to it, and this is something which people are starting to get used to as well. It is a very welcoming move,” Khan said.