“I’m Try­ing To Find A Script For Sonam, Me And My Dad.”

HarsH­vard­Han Kapoor in a can­did cov­er­sa­tion with Ru­juta Thete talks about his fu­ture projects, work­ing with sis­ter Sonam and dad Anil and more…

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Your movie BhaveshJoshi Su­per­hero clashed with your sis­ter’s movie VeereDiWed­ding, so what do you have to say about that? Ba­si­cally, we wanted to re­lease the film ear­lier but be­cause of a lot of cre­ative and pro­mo­tional rea­sons we couldn’t do that. Then the stu­dios, EROS and Reliance got to­gether and took a call which was best for the film and de­cided on re­leas­ing it in June. There were other dates which were not pos­si­ble be­cause of Race 3 be­ing a very big film, Sanju be­ing a keenly an­tic­i­pated film, so we couldn’t come in be­tween those two films. Both Bhavesh Joshi and Veere Di Wed­ding are two com­pletely dif­fer­ent types of films. And ours was not like a 100 crore film, it was a very small film so we didn’t need 3000 screens, we need just 8001000 screens. So it was a lim­ited re­lease that could eas­ily co-ex­ist with an­other film as long as it finds it au­di­ence. How are you pre­par­ing for the film Bin­dra? We’ve done a look test, read­ings, work­shops and cos­tume tri­als - ev­ery­thing that you nor­mally do for a film. But ob­vi­ously the shoot­ing is the big step be­cause Bin­dra is one of the best shooter in the world so I’ll have to get to a re­ally good level. For Mirzya, I learnt archery and horse rid­ing for a year and a half, now I own that skill so if I have to do an­other pe­riod film, I’d take two weeks and I’d be on that level. For Bhavesh Joshi Su­per­hero, I tried learn­ing mar­i­tal arts as much as I could. So once the shoot­ing of Bin­dra starts, it will help me emo­tion­ally as well be­cause I’ll start feel­ing closer to the char­ac­ter and it will be eas­ier to con­vince my­self that I am Ab­hi­nav Bin­dra. The di­rec­tor Vikra­ma­ditya Mot­wane wanted to make the movie five years back, so did you have to in­cor­po­rate changes in the script? Yeah, the script has changed a lot. The script that I read be­fore was very dif­fer­ent but it was in­spired by the same feel­ing. When peo­ple saw the film, they re­al­ized it is very per­sonal to Vikra­ma­ditya Mot­wane, it was in his head. So the movie was not like any other vig­i­lante films and the con­flicts in the film were very rel­e­vant to to­day be­cause this script was re-writ­ten in 2015. There are lot of things in the film that ev­ery­body re­lates to. How im­por­tant is it to in­ter­nal­ize the char­ac­ter of the movie with your­self? For me, the emo­tional prepa­ra­tion goes hand-in-hand with the phys­i­cal prepa­ra­tion. For ex­am­ple, in Mirzya if you’re rid­ing horses and the shoot­ing goes for one-anda-half years, then you start feel­ing that way. You wear the makeup and cos­tumes, you know the skills like he knew, and then you’re in that en­vi­ron­ment, so you start feel­ing that char­ac­ter. Dur­ing the shoot­ing of Bhavesh Joshi Su­per­hero, my co-star and I lived to­gether for two months and we would do ev­ery­thing to­gether and we lived like two nor­mal boys from And­heri. Do you have any plans of work­ing with your sis­ter Sonam and your dad Anil Kapoor? Yes, if some scripts come our way then sure. I’m try­ing to find a script for all three of us in­clud­ing my dad. So we can do a nice fam­ily film.

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