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Prithvi’s a grandpa?

Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 01, 2013
First Published: 13:03 IST(1/2/2013) | Last Updated: 16:07 IST(1/2/2013)

While working on films together, many actors and technicians forge a bond. They talk to each other with affection and give each other nicknames, such as Abhishek Bachchan’s famous Piggy Chops for Priyanka Chopra. But when Rishi Kapoor addressed actor Prithviraj Sukumaran as grandpa, the latter was taken aback. 

A source says, “Prithviraj is new to the Hindi film industry, so he is excited to work with famous and senior actors. Post Aiyyaa (2012), in which he was paired opposite Rani Mukerji, he has been busy shooting for Aurangazeb. But he was in for a pleasant shock recently. While shooting the film, co-star Rishi Kapoor walked up to him and said that he would never be able to address him as Prithviraj. The actor was taken aback and asked him the reason.

The senior actor explained that his grandfather’s name was also Prithviraj. And then he didn’t use his name during the entire shooting schedule, but instead addressed him as gradpa.”

Prithviraj says, “I have been called several names, but grandpa certainly isn’t one of them. That's why I was shocked when Chintuji called me that.”

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