Ranbir to act with his grand uncle Shammi Kapoor

Director Imtiaz Ali has finally convinced veteran actor Shammi Kapoor to act with his grand nephew Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Rockstar’. On looking at Shammiji’s ill health, it wasn’t easy for the director to have Shammi Kapoor on board. But finally the dates are adjust according to Shammi Kapoor’s convenience.

Confirming the news a source said, “It wasn’t easy getting Shammiji to agree to a role in the film. Because of his medical condition, he undergoes dialysis thrice a week. But Imtiaz has made all arrangements so that the veteran star is able to shoot comfortably. The schedule with Shammiji will take seven days to film. Since he is not in a condition to shoot at a stretch, Imtiaz has decided to shoot his scenes in bits and parts. So Shammiji will take a break after every day of shooting.”

However Shammi Kapoor is reluctant to divulge any details. Speaking to the media, the actor said, “My dear, nothing has been finalised just yet. We are working out the possibilities, given my circumstances.”

Speaking about his grand nephew, the actor said, “I would have loved to do it if I was healthy. Ranbir is just superb - he is a great actor, a wonderful dancer, handsome and talented. I am proud to be his grand uncle.”