News|September 29, 2010 7:20 am

Kajol, Ajay & Tanuja Will Share Space Onscreen


It’s always exciting to see mother and daughter or father and son acting together and sharing spaces on-screen. This will be the first time ever when Kajol will share onscreen space with her mother Tanuja. Both actresses will be seen in Toonpur Ka Superhero directed by Kireet Khurana.

However, Tanuja is doing cameo in the film, but still it would be interesting to see them together. Interestingly, first Ajay Devgan will also join his mother-in-law, Tanuja along with his wife, Kajol. When asked from Kireet how he managed to get Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Tanuja in the film, the director says,

“It’s been a casting coup for us with Ajay-Kajol and Tanuja mirroring their respective real life relationship. It’s just the way we had planned and visualised it at the script level. After Ajay’s instantaneous ‘yes’ after reading the script, we wanted Kajol to act alongside him. I was told that Kajol is discerning about choosing the scripts which was perfectly understandable for an actor of her calibre.

So, the apprehension whether she would agree to do the role lingered when we narrated the script to her. Pleasantly surprising us, Kajol’s response was also spontaneous. Emboldened further, we decided to complete the ‘family’ in reel life as well and approached Tanuja for the cameo role of Kajol’s mom. Tanuja was all too happy to be on board, too.

I think it’s the unique live action and animation combination genre, which helped in securing the dream cast we wanted.”

About the camaraderie between the mother and daughter on sets, he adds,

“Tanuja and Kajol share a great mom-daughter rapport. I remember they would always be chatty on the sets and happy to be together like long-lost friends.”

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