Even though actor Shahid Kapoor rushes against time to finish the post-production work of his father, actor Pankaj Kapoor’s directorial debut Mausam, there’s been a quiet casualty in the process: mom, actor Neelima Azim’s debut film as a filmmaker.
Interestingly,it was Neelima who approached her son first with a script. According to reports, Shahid decided to abort the plans following arguments and debates with his mom. A year later, he signed his dad’s directorial debut film, which also has actor Sonam Kapoor in the lead.
When contacted, Neelima confirmed, “The film is not happening right now, but we haven’t stalled the project yet.Right now, I am pretty excited to return to the big screen after almost eight years.” The actor and former Kathak dancer is making a comeback on the big screen with the film, Kuchh Log, which is directed by her long-time friend Shuja Ali.
So did her relationship with her son hit a low after he opted to do his dad’sfilm instead of hers? “Everything is fine with me and Shahid. He’s my son. There is absolutely no connection between his professional and personal relationships. He takes his own decisions.Besides, I agree with him that there has to be a suitable project to cast him as the hero,” says Neelima, clarifying that when she thought of Shahid as her hero “he was not as big a star as he’s today”. Neelima, however, plans to launch her film at a “suitable date in the future,” but it would not have Shahid in the lead. Agencies