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Kapoor family affair for Harshvardhan debut in 'Mirzya'

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:27

Harshvardhan Kapoor makes Bollywood debut in ''Mirzya'' as he seeks to emulate father's success. Alex Fraser reports.

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One of Bollywood's most famous families, the Kapoors, out in London to support 25-year-old Harshvardhan. He's making his big screen debut in 'Mirzya'. But he doesn't feel pressure to live up to his famous father's reputation. SOUNDBITE: Actor, Harshvardhan Kapoor, saying (English): "I don't really think about those things too much. As an actor, especially when you do a film like this. Every morning you wake up and have something to achieve in order to kind of get there. So that takes up your mindspace and you don't have the time to think about lineage and all of those things.'' His father Anil and sister Sonam are Bollywood royalty. Anil Kapoor began his career more than 30 years ago, appearing in numerous Bollywood films, as well as western successes like 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Mission Impossible'. But despite his experience he won't interfere in his children's careers. SOUNDBITE: Actor, Anil Kapoor, saying (English): "I feel you have to leave them alone and they make their own journey, their own mistakes and learn from their mistakes. You should always be there but you can't make decisions for them. They make their own decisions." Based on the Punjabi story of Mirza Sahiban, Kapoor junior performs alongside Saiyami Kher in the romantic thriller. The film's European premiere took place at the BFI London Film Festival on Thursday. Cinema goers can see 'Mirzya' worldwide from October 7th.

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Kapoor family affair for Harshvardhan debut in 'Mirzya'

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:27