Anil Kapoor: 'Rhea is very strict about casting'

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By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Aug. 11 -- Remember last year's hit Aisha? Anil Kapoor's younger daughter, Rhea - who produced the remake of Jane Austen's Emma - is set to move behind the camera once again. In fact, Sonam Kapoor's younger sister is all equipped with the script for her next venture.

Confirms daddy Anil, "Yes, Rhea is ready with the script. And I am really excited about it. Very soon, I am going for a narration of the story." But he's not sure about putting a deadline to the project yet. "Let's see. The announcement will take time because casting and other things will be time-consuming," says Anil, adding he doesn't know about Sonam's involvement in the film yet.

"Actually, Rhea is very strict about casting. The way she handled Aisha was unbelievable. From the look and feel to the music and director, it was completely her film," adds the actor. He says with a smile, "I call her the producer with confidence and conviction. That's why when Rhea is handling a film, I give her complete freedom. I am not involved at all. On second thought, I still haven't produced any film in which I have taken all the decisions - a film which I can call mine. But I will soon."

Last year, it was rumoured that Rhea was working on ideas for two films and planned to go on the floor with the first one by October 2010, followed by the second one in January or February 2011. But of course, there were no announcements to the effect.

Now Anil is in no mood to put any pressure on his daughters. "Both Sonam and Rhea are in a comfortable situation; a great position to be in. They can afford to do what they really want to. And I have also told them, 'take it easy; there's no hurry. There's no need to prove anything to anyone,'" says the actor, adding Sonam and Rhea could do what he didn't have a choice to. "I had to do certain movies though I didn't really want to. They don't have to tread the same path."