'Dad and Alia connected well'

Meaningful connection
Last Updated 18 August 2015, 18:30 IST

Haider star Shahid Kapur says his actor-father Pankaj bonded so well with actress Alia Bhatt on the sets of their upcoming film Shaandaar that he felt “jealous” when he used to interact with her.

Director Vikas Bahl’s Shaandaar will bring together father-son pair – Pankaj Kapur and Shahid Kapur - on screen for the first time, where the veteran actor plays Bhatt’s father, reports PTI.

The story of Shaandaar revolves around Bhatt’s elder sister’s wedding, where Shahid plays the wedding planner.

“Alia and my father had some connection. They used to have long conversation and they bonded over food. My father was jealous when I was talking to Alia. He was in his character from the film. In the movie he plays Alia’s father and thinks no one is good for his daughter,” the 34-year-old actor said.

The film’s trailer, which was unveiled on Monday, is being appreciated for not only the young on-screen couple’s great chemistry but also for a natural, quirky camaraderie between the actor and his father.

“While shooting, we both got along well. I had a great time and it is because of Shaandaar that I got to work with my dad. Even my sister Sana is there in the film,” the Jab We Met star said.

“There was a scene where we are doing bungee jumping and I got tired waiting for long, putting that harness. But my dad did not remove it even once ...I removed it twice,” Shahid recalled a scene with Pankaj.

The Vivah actor was directed by his father in the 2011 romantic saga Mausam.
“He is a natural actor. When I first shot with dad there were three-four retakes. I felt I was overacting. The most beautiful moment was that I got an opportunity to act with my dad... standing in the same frame with him,” Shahid said.

Shaandaar, produced by Phantom Films, Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios, will hit the screens on October 22.

(Published 18 August 2015, 14:34 IST)

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