Anil Kapoor: Ready for action!


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, May 23 -- Anil Kapoor doesn't seem the least worried about facing the seasoned cricketers like Muthiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Arvind De Silva at the charity cricket match in Colombo next month. The sports event is one of the sidelights of the India International Film Academy Awards (IIFA) weekend being held from June 3 to 5.

"I am a great batsman, and though I haven't practiced the game for a while, it should not be a problem," says the actor who will team up with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan to play against the Lankans.

"I am not scared of facing Muthiah Muralitharan or anyone else. Even if I am, I will pretend to say, 'chal bowl kar'," jests the actor.

Kapoor also plans to take his production Aisha, featuring daughter Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol, for a screening to the awards. "I am trying my best. We are actually racing against time to finish work on it," says the producer about the film that releases on August 6.

Meanwhile, promos of Sonam's other film, I Hate Luv Storys, are already out and the proud daddy says, "I am loving them. Both Sonam and Imran are looking great. Imran, in particular, looks very impressive."

Kapoor is also very excited about his own forthcoming film, No Problem, directed by Aneez Bazmee. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Khanna and Sunil Shetty. "I can give you in writing that it will be loved by all," he signs off.