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Zoya Akhtar promises equality for all in her 'sibling' tale
November 12, 2013 06:16:05 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
One is yet to hear about the final cast of the sibling tale that Zoya Akhtar has been wishing to narrate for quite some time now. While there have been quite a few casting woes that the film has suffered ever since it first came to light that Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor were the chosen ones for the part. However with none of the two being a part of the film and the starcast yet to be finalized, it made one wonder if there were insecurities coming in due to the ensemble nature of the film.
'Imagine a film where there would be superstars playing siblings, their respective love interests joining the proceedings as well and then the actors playing the part of parents being established names as well - It could well give Karan Johar a complex after being the architect of the last star studded film that Bollywood has seen in years,' comments an insider.
Though one waits to see if it is truly an ensemble nature of the film that is leading to all the conversations making rounds or something else, those close to the director feel that much ado is being made about nothing.
'Guess people have short memories,' a friend of the director quips, 'ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA was an ensemble affair too but was Abhay Deol any lesser than Hrithik Roshan or Farhan Akhtar took a back step due to Katrina Kaif? Each one of them, including Kalki Koechelin had an integral part to play in the film. Even in LUCK BY CHANCE, she had everyone from Rishi Kapoor to Dimple Kapadia and Konkona Sen leaving such an impact even as Farhan and Hrithik towered the starcast. She is a progressive filmmaker and works on characters driving the story, despite the people actors these parts being stars or superstars.'
This could well give a comforting feel to Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh who are seemingly a part of the film, albeit sans any confirmation. As a matter of fact, the affair could well get further star studded with Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi or Dimple Kapadia stepping into a very important part.
'Let the official announcement come, which would be soon. Rest assured, it is the story which Zoya has put together that really boasts of powerful roles for each character. Each one contributes equally to the story. And yes, they would all be having some gala time once they set off for South African coast on a cruise liner,' quips the friend.
Well, now this is one crew which could well be coming with the cheer of ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA!