BY ANUJ RADIA
Anil Kapoor is all set to work with his son Harshvardhan Kapoor for the very first time in Abhinav Bindra’s biopic. Harshvardhan will be seen as the Olympic gold winner while Anil will play his onscreen father.
Both the actors will be prepping for the role together. Talking about it, a source stated to a leading daily, “Harsh will leave for Chandigarh (Bindra’s hometown) along with his father, as soon as his next film Bhavesh Joshi releases in May, to begin work on the biopic.”
The source further said, “They have freed their calendar from July to October to do extensive research for the movie. Both of them will meet Bindra and his family to understand their nuances and incorporate that into their performances.”
Bindra biopic is likely to go on floors in the month of January next year.
Earlier talking about Harshvardhan, Anil stated to a leading magazine, “I feel Harsh is still naive. For example, he’ll say no to very big filmmakers. I hope they understand that he really wants to work with them and means well, but he’s not ready to do those films. I wish he’d at least spoken to me before… But it’s fine… That’s his decision.”
When the Mirzya star was asked about the kind of work he aspires to do, he said: “I don’t have to make ample amounts of money, and my films don’t have to make ₹200 crore. I’m really not interested in that. If it happens, that’s phenomenal.
I’m just happy to have worked with two of the biggest directors around, and I don’t think you can put a price on that. I’m very clear about what I want. When people see my next film, Bhavesh Joshi, I hope they like it. But the intention is to make a vigilante action film set in Bombay that you’ve never seen before.”