When it comes to his daughter, Bollywood actor-producer Anil Kapoor wants the best. He has roped in award-winning writer Manu Rishi to pen dialogues for Sonam’s next film “Ayesha”.
“Anil Kapoor met me and said that he had seen ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’. He also told me, ‘You’re very good’. Then he started talking about ‘Ayesha’ and told me that Sonam will be starring in it and that it’s his home production. He said that he really liked my work and wanted my inputs for ‘Ayesha’. That’s how the film happened,” Rishi told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
Based on Jane Austen’s “Emma”, “Ayesha” is a romantic comedy about an ultra modern girl who is wooed by three men. While Sonam is playing the female lead, Abhay Deol, one-film-old Arunoday Singh and popular VJ Cyrus Sahukar will woo her in the movie, which is being produced by Sonam’s sister Rhea under their father’s banner.
For the movie, Delhi boy Rishi had to pen “sophisticated” lines – a complete change from what he wrote for the earlier film.
“‘Ayesha’ is a very different film from ‘Oye Lucky…’ and not just in terms of the dialogues, also in the look and feel,” said Rishi, who won a Filmfare as well as International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award for best dialogues for his quirky and spicy one-liners in “Oye Lucky…”