Yes, I am doing a film with my son, says Anil
Mumbai – For some time, there has been buzz that Anil Kapoor will join his son Harshvardhan Kapoor in the Olympian gold medallist Abhinav Bindra’s biopic, but there weren’t any confirmations on the same. Finally, the senior actor breaks his silence as he reveals to us exclusively that he will indeed share screen space with his son.
While Harshvardhan will play the role of Abhinav, Anil will be essaying the role of Abhinav’s father, Apjit Bindra.
Confusion had arose because there were rumours about Anil being in two minds about the film, as he did not want the audience to make unfair comparisons between father and son so soon in Harshvardhan’s career.
But Anil puts this rumour to rest by saying, “There was not a moment’s hesitation in accepting this part, and my son is confident enough to work with me even now when he’s just two films old. In fact, both my children — Sonam and Harsh — have been making brave choices from the beginning. Sonam started with an unconventional Saawariya directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Harsh’s launch in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya was equally unorthodox.
They are both very confident actors. And the only reason it took so long for me to work with Sonam (in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga) is because we didn’t get a suitable film to come together before this.”
Talking about his son’s role in the biopic, Anil says, “With the Abhinav Bindra biopic, I am proud to say I said ‘yes’ immediately. My son is playing a sportsperson who was the first individual gold medallist at the Olympics from India. I’d be happy to play a walk-on part in such a film that does the country proud,” he reveals.