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MUMBAI: Though Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor were never seen together in a film, filmmaker Kadar Kashmiri has roped in their sons to feature in his ambitious film, Ali Peter John.

The film, produced under the banner of Ashwin Kumar Productions, will feature both Suneil Anand and Aditya Raj Kapoor in pivotal roles.

Averred Kashmiri, “A few days before his death, I had discussed the idea of Ali Peter John with Dev sahib. He liked the idea and asked who would act in it. So, I expressed my desire to cast Suneil. Dev sahab was excited about it. He, however, asked me to talk to Suneil directly."

Kashmiri, who has also directed Shammi Kapoor in Karamdata made in 1986, added: "I have been closely associated with both Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor. I have learnt a lot from them. I have seen their sons Suneil and Aditya grow up. It is an emotional moment for me to direct my friends‘ kids."

It may be remembered that both Suneil and Aditya have made their screen debuts. While Suneil made his debut with his father’s venture Anand Aur Anand in 1984, Aditya directed three films -- Shamaal, ambar Salsa and Don‘t Stop Dreaming -- and acted in two films -- Chase and Mumbai 118.

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