His father Anil Kapoor and sister Sonam already have established careers in Bollywood but Harshvardhan, who is making his acting debut with Mirzya, says he wants to create his own identity. “I want to do new kind of films. I want to create my own identity. I don’t look at it at that way (family legacy). I look at myself and the films that I will be doing, and that films will create my identity,” said Harshvardhan.
Coming from a family that boasts of actors like Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Arjun Kapoor, the newcomer has a lot to look up to but Harshvardhan does not see it as a burden.
Watch: Harshvardhan Kapoor in Mirzya trailer
When asked if he thinks his actor-father Anil Kapoor’s name is a burden for him, Harshvardhan said, “It depends on how things go. There are pros and cons. I don’t think it is a burden. I don’t see it as a burden.”
The 25-year-old newcomer’s film, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra will hit the screens October 7 but he has already signed on his next -- Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi.
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Written by Gulzar, Mirzya is inspired by Punjabi folklore of Mirza Sahiban. “The youth today is quite mature. Everybody can relate to love, understand the theme of soulmates, music is universal and visuals are young in the film. May be in two-three weeks we will get them excited more through promotions,” said Harshvardhan.
For Mehra’s directorial venture Mirzya, the budding actor transformed himself to play the dual roles of a stable boy and a warrior. “I have got dirt on my face. It’s the character which is that way. I let go my vanity for this film. It is attractive in a certain way. I did achieve physical fitness for both parts, but it is raw, athletic and rugged,” he said.
“I had the facial look to carry it off, that is why I was cast. It may not look good on most people. I think I may not look good as a chocolate boy,” he said.
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