Anil 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.