A new star kid who is hoping to be welcomed with open arms in Bollywood is awaiting release of his first movie ‘Mirzya’. Harshavardhan Kapoor, son of actor Anil Kapoor, has said that it was his actress sister Sonam Kapoor’s mistakes which have taught him a lot. Speaking about the lessons, Harshvardhan said that unlike his elder sister he will not work in movie in which he doesn’t believe in.
During a long chat to a leading daily, Harshvardhan revealed that Sonam agreed to do movies like ‘Khoobusrat’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Raanjhnaa’ despite not believing in it. The 25-year old actor said that after beautiful movies like ‘Delhi 6’ and ‘Saawariya’ did not do well at the box office, Sonam got swayed.
Praising ‘Delh 6’, he said that as a screenwriting student connected immediately with the music of A.R.Rahman and cinematography of Binod Pradhan and how director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra tried to fit many stories in one plot.
Harshvardhan then added that even if his debut movie ‘Mirzya’ doesn’t work well at the box office he will not follow Sonam’s footsteps and do movies just for the sake of it. He said he will obviously get depressed, but move on.
Apart from this, Harshvardhan doesn’t agree with what Sonam and his cousin Arjun Kapoor did before the beginning of their acting career. Both Sonam and Arjun worked at assistant directors before moving on to acting and Harshvardhan thought that the idea is pretty silly.
Taking the suggestion of Arjun (who assisted Nikhil Advani in ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’), Harshvardhan worked as an intern for Anurag Kashyap in ‘Bombay Velvet’. After working for almost four and half months in it, Harshvardhan felt that he was not going anywhere so he decided to return home from Sri Lanka.
Harshvardhan said, “I decided I'm never going to listen to anybody in my life ever again and do what I think.”
Learning from his experience, Harshvardhan said that if you wants to become an actor excel sheets will not teach you anything. Watching movies, travelling and taking acting workshops will help.