Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan to play Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirza
Anil Kapoor’s 21-year-old son Harshvardhan Kapoor may tell you that he is more interested in screenplay-writing and cinematography, but we are the first to tell you that after he finishes his stint as Anurag Kashyap’s assistant on ‘Bombay Velvet’, he will take to acting like his father and sister Sonam.
He will be launched by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in his next, Mirza Sahiba. Confirming Harshvardhan as his Mirza, Mehra says, “We needed a fresh face and I liked Harsh, as he has the fierce intensity of a lover in him, combined with an innocent softness in his eyes.” He adds, “Mirza Sahiba is a subject close to my heart. Gulzar bhai started writing it three years ago.
In fact, the draft was ready even before Bhaag Milkha Bhaag went on floors. It’s a unique love tragedy based on folklore which has been given a contemporary touch.”
While the shoot will begin in 2014, the hunt for Sahiba is still on.