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Siddhanth was in talks for Judwaa 2 to reprise dad’s role

PTI | Mumbai |

Siddhanth Kapoor featured in Judwaa as a child artiste and the actor says he was in talks to reprise the role of his father, Shakti Kapoor for the remake Judwaa 2 but it did not work out.

In the 1997 action-comedy starring Salman Khan, Shakti played the comedic role of Rangeela. In the David Dhawan directed film, Siddhanth also featured in a few scenes as junior totla when he was in the seventh grade.

The actor says for the upcoming remake, which has Varun Dhawan in double roles, he did have a conversation with the director.

“I was going to be a part of it (Judwaa 2), I would have loved to be. But I didn’t want to play my father. I wanted to play the negative role in the film. David uncle and Varun are like family, so we spoke about it.

“I actually wanted to work with David uncle for comedy because I haven’t done that. But if not this, I will do something else with him.”

The actor says he vividly remembers the shoot of Judwaa at film city where his very first take was approved.

Currently, the actor is gearing up for the release of Haseena Parkar. The biographical-crime-drama, directed by Apoorva Lakhia, will see him co-star with his sister, Shraddha Kapoor.

Siddhanth, however, says he might miss attending the film’s premiere as he would be busy shooting JP Dutta film, Paltan.

“I am going to Leh Ladak this September. I don’t know if I am going to be here for my film’s premiere. I will be probably shooting there, it is a big film.

“I am so pumped up to play this Army man, who is still alive. It is amazing to play a positive character like this after playing negative ones,” he says.

Lakhia’s biopic on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar is set to release on September 22.