Posted On Friday, July 13, 2012 at 08:27:42 AM
Dimple Kapadia, who reunites with Saif Ali Khan on screen after Homi Adjania’s Being Cyrus in 2005, in the filmmaker’s next Cocktail, has been conspicuous by her absence during the promotions.
And that’s because she is busy taking care of the ailing superstar Rajesh Khanna.
While her presence during the promotions would have surely made a difference, the director claims that her role would make up for all of it. “Dimple is a fantastic actress who just isn’t utilised. She fit the character and that’s why I cast her,” Homi said.
About her character, Saif’s mother Kavita from ‘the Daali’ (Delhi), the director added, “With Kavita, what you see is what you get.
She puts on no pretence and can therefore come across as a bit in your face. She has an overpowering presence and is loud yet sensitive. In her endearing madness, she often forgets that the world is a little larger than her immediate surroundings.”
Homi, interestingly has cast the three actors — Saif, Boman Irani and Dimple, who had also been a part of his last film. “The three came back in my life to be tortured! It was not about familiarity but rather using talented actors who would be perfect casting for the characters in the story," the director explained.