On Thursday, it's pretty much a family birthday for Harman who has lately become quite a hermit. "Fortunately, I'm back in Mumbai after a very long time. I've been shooting for my two films It's My Life and Victory in various parts of the world. I quite often got homesick. I did invite my sister Rowena to join me once in a while. But on the whole, I liked being on my own. It gave me a chance to think about my life."
The past one year has been a learning experience for Harman. "I've learnt to loosen up. I don't feel that tension of having to deliver my first film. Now I'm far more relaxed. I've almost completed two films. I've just started shooting Ashutosh Gowarikar's What's Your Raashee. Then there's Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production Chenaab Gandhi with Mr Bachchan and Vidya Balan. That's it. I haven't signed any more films. All I have agreed to is a film for my father at the end of next year. No other script has me kicked. I'd like to do a young action film. That's my birthday wish."
Travel-saturated Harman isn't weary. "There has been no time to get jetlagged. I've just been living out of suitcases, numbed with fatigue. On top of that, last week I hit my head against an iron pillar. For a minute the world came to a standstill. When I regained my senses I couldn't move my head."
Harman had to go through a series of tests to make sure he was internally intact. "Actually it was a good way to bring in my birthday. I needed that knock on my head. I'm 28 now and I told myself, 'Dude, about time you grew up.' I guess the past year has opened many doors and windows in my life."
Now there's the birthday bash to look forward to. "Fortunately, a whole lot of my relatives are in town. So it'll be a party with my relatives and close friends. And yes, Priyanka (Chopra) definitely falls in the category of close friends."