Sonam Kapoor wants to play Anarkali with Abhishek as Salim

Aug 3, 2010 IANS

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) If Sonam Kapoor ever gets the chance to play the role of commoner Anarkali from K. Asif's magnum opus 'Mughal-e-Azam', she would love to have Abhishek Bachchan essay the role of prince Salim and his father Amitabh as Mughal emperor Akbar.

'I love 'Mughal-e-Azam'. It is one of my favourite films and I would love to play Anarkali's role if and when such a role is offered to me. I think Abhishek Bachchan would look really good as Salim,' Sonam told reporters here Tuesday.

And who does she think would be good as Akbar?

'Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, without a doubt!,' said the 25-year-old in a chirpy tone.

The one and only time Sonam and Abhishek have been paired together was in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Delhi 6' which failed to excite the audiences and rake in the moolah.

Meanwhile, Sonam's younger sister Rhea Kapoor has a different take on who must be cast as Salim.

'I think Ranbir (Kapoor) would be awesome. He is more shy and mushy and cute. Abhishek looks as though he can stand up to his father and fight for his love but Ranbir is quite sweet. I go for Ranbir,' said Rhea.

Both the sisters were here along with the team of the film 'Aisha', releasing Friday.

While Rhea has produced the film, Sonam plays the lead alongside actors like Abhay Deol, Cyrus Sahukar, Arunoday Singh, Ira Dubey, Amrita Puri and Lisa Haydon.

Everyone except Abhay was present at the event as he is busy shooting in Spain for Zoya Akhtar's next, tentatively titled 'Zindagi Milegi Na Dobaara.'

'Aisha' is based on Jane Austen's classic novel Emma.

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