Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher in Mirzya Image: YouTube
Perhaps it is the now-you-see-him-now-you-don't attitude of Harshvardhan Kapoor that keeps him in the news at tinsel town soirees and gossip mags. (Watch: Finally! We've spotted mysterious Mirzya Harshvardhan Kapoor) But if his co-star in his debut film Mirzya, Saiyami Kher, is to be believed, Harshvardhan is not your typical filmy brat. “He is not at all a star kid. In fact, he is not a Bollywood type at all. He has studied cinema in the US and follows international cinema only,” says Saiyami about the reclusive star kid.
Buzz is that the foreign-educated Harshvardhan has a lot of expectations riding on him, considering his father, the indomitable Anil Kapoor, and sister Sonam Kapoor have left a distinct mark in the movie and fashion industry.
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Mirzya is an epic love story set in Rajasthan. Harsh put himself through an incredible physical transformation to play a leaner and a bulkier version of his character. (Read: Five reasons why Mirzya is worth the wait)
So while we wait for the box-office bells to jingle, we hope these two newbies grab enough eyeballs to keep the cash registers ringing. And of course, we're curious about how a non-Bollywood type actually makes a difference.