Film director Imtiaz Ali has successfully persuaded veteran actor Shammi Kapoor to appear with his grand-nephew Ranbir in his film Rockstar.
After convincing the media-shy Neetu Kapoor to make a special appearance with Rishi Kapoor in Love Aaj Kal, the talented director has now managed to work his charm on the legendary Shammi Kapoor.
Shammi will share screen space with his grand-nephew Ranbir in Imtiaz Ali's next, Rockstar.
A media report says, “It wasn't easy getting Shammiji to agree to a role in the film. Because of his medical condition, he undergoes dialysis thrice a week. But Imtiaz has made all arrangements so that the veteran star is able to shoot comfortably. The schedule with Shammiji will take seven days to film. Since he is not in a condition to shoot at a stretch, Imtiaz has decided to shoot his scenes in bits and parts. So Shammiji will take a break after every day of shooting.”
Shammi Kapoor sounded surprised when asked about the role. “My dear, nothing has been finalised just yet. We are working out the possibilities, given my circumstances.”
Shammi sounded enthused over the prospect of acting with Ranbir. “I would have loved to do it if I was healthy. Ranbir is just superb - he is a great actor, a wonderful dancer, handsome and talented. I am proud to be his grand uncle.”