Kapoor's son Harshvardhan is going to make his acting debut in
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's next film. He returned from the US
recently and made a statement that he is not interested in acting.
The 21-year-old had said that he is more interested in
cinematography and writing screenplays. However, the latest news is
that Harshvardhan will step into acting with Anurag Kashyap's
upcoming movie Bombay Velvet. He is currently assisting
the filmmaker in the movie.
The young lad is also set to be launched in Mehra's next venture
called Mirza Sahiba. Harshvarshan will be seen playing the
role of Mirza. The filmmaker thinks that Anil Kapoor's son fits the
role perfectly. "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," said Rakeysh.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who is racing ahead with the success of
recently released Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is looking forward to
his next venture. "Mirza Sahiba is a subject close to my
heart. Gulzar bhai started writing it three years ago. In fact, the
draft was ready even Bhaag Milkha Bhaag went on floors.
It's a unique love tragedy based on folklore which has been given a
contemporary touch," he said.
The hunt for an actress to play the role of Sahiba is still on.
The movie's shooting is said to begin in 2014. Actress Sonam Kapoor
is thrilled that her younger brother is entering into the world of
acting and following his dad's footsteps.