Vaani Kapoor: My father was over the moon
Vaani Kapoor may have shared screen space with the top brass of Bollywood, with her pairing with Hrithik Roshan in War, and Ranveer Singh in Befikre being appreciated by fans and critics alike. However, it is her collaboration with Akshay Kumar for the August release, Bell Bottom, that ticks a check-box off her wishlist.
Kapoor, who shares screen space with Kumar in "a small but impactful role", counts herself among the fortunate for the opportunity. "[Kumar] is among the icons of the Hindi film industry and I am grateful for his trust. I hope that my role is loved by audiences and critics alike. The decision to work in this film was a no-brainer." That her father is an admirer of Kumar was also reason to give her nod. "He was ecstatic to know that I had this opportunity because he has loved his work for a long time. He was over the moon when I broke the news to him."
Since the film was shot in the UK and Scotland in September 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, the crew had to overcome a fair share of obstacles to wrap it up. "For all these reasons, this is a memorable film," says the actor, who will also be seen in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, and with Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera.