Anil Kapoor to play his age in Dil Dhadakne Do

Sonam Kapoor’s daddy would never agree to playing older characters but will now be seen in a grey-haired avatar!

Anil Kapoor has gone underground while shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do. The reason why Anil has done a Mr India is because he’ll be sporting an entirely grey-haired look for the first time in his career.

Says a source close to the project, “Anil has so far been playing guys far younger than his real age. When he was 30 he was playing 20-year old characters. Now when he is 57 he plays 40-45-year-old characters because that’s how young he looks. For her film, Zoya insisted he should look like Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh’s father. She wanted him to sport a completely grey-haired look.”

For a very long time Anil was in two minds about doing the role. Adds the source, “There he was playing the action hero in Race 2, Shootout At Wadala and in his TV serial 24. Anil wasn’t sure how playing his actual age would affect his image. He finally took the plunge because his children Sonam and Harshvardhan told him he musn’t miss the opportunity.” But Anil insists this is the only father’s role he will play until something as exciting as Dil Dhadakne Do comes his way.