‘Not now Darling!’ is probably what Saif Ali Khan said when offered the opportunity to work with his daughter in an upcoming romcom. And, it seems the father-daughter duo is unlikely to come together in a film anytime soon. And, there is a strong reason behind the same.
Apparently, established actors are scared of the comparison that would inevitably follow when they co-star with their children.
For his directorial debut in Khamoshi: The Musical, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Dimple Kapadia and her daughter Twinkle. Dimple rejected the idea completely.
For years, Hema Malini said no to offers to co-star with her daughter Esha.
Explains Hema, “It wouldn’t have been fair to her to be compared to me. I have so much more experience. We finally came together after many years in my home production Tell Me O Kkhuda. But this was after she had faced the camera for many years. I’d have never allowed her to face the camera with me at the beginning of her career.”
Perhaps, Saif has seen the wisdom of Hema Malini’s argument.