Boney Kapoor is a very proud producer. For his latest production ‘Tevar’ where he has cast his son Arjun Kapoor for the first time, it’s the film’s leading lady Sonakshi Sinha, whom a section of the media has linked with Arjun, that Boney is raving about.
“Look at her in ‘Tevar’. Sonakshi has never looked more stunning. She lost oodles of weight especially to shoot the song ‘Radha Nachegi’. Look at how gracefully she has performed the song. Very few contemporary leading ladies can carry off a semi-classical number so fluently,” raves Boney, and adds that he will work with her again “very shortly.”
The ‘Radha Nachegi’ song is one of the most expensive song-and-dance sequences to have ever been shot.
Says Boney, “We had to recreate the banks of the river Yamuna on a studio floor. It wasn’t easy…or cheap.”
Boney will be casting Sonakshi in the Hindi remake of yet another South Indian hit again directed by a fresh director.
Boney who has in the past burnt his fingers with Hindi remakes directed by the original South Indian directors sees more sense in signing a fresh director for the remake. “For Tevar we chose Amit Sharma to do the Hindi version of the Telugu hit ‘Okkadi’ because we wanted to change the flavour and mood of the original.”