Anil Sharma, best known for helming Sunny Deol-starrer Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, is launching son Utkarsh in his next film and the filmmaker says he wrote the script keeping only his 22-year-old son in mind.
Sharma is directing Genius, an action-romance, after a gap of three years. His last film was Singh Sahab the Great, which had Deol in the lead role.
“Utkarsh as a person is very sincere at everything and has a lot of potential. I think he can deliver,” the director said.
The debutant starred in Gadar as a child, in the role of Deol’s son.
Sharma initially wanted him to pursue engineering but his son wanted a career in movies.
He said he worked on the script when his son was studying film-making in the US.
When asked about the rest of the cast, the filmmaker said he is yet to finalise it and the film might feature a new girl opposite Utkarsh.
The director was non committal when asked if there is a small appearance of his frequent collaborator Deol in the film. – CINEWS