Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, whose latest film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero sees him play a common man who takes on socio-political issues head-on, says that in real life he is comfortable in his own world and doesn't take interest in forming an opinion on anything political.
"I am someone who is very comfortable in my own world and I know it is not a good thing. I really do not take much interest in forming an opinion on anything political because I am not inclined to that," Harshvardhan told IANS.
Having grown up in a family of film stars and producers, like father Anil Kapoor, sister Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, uncles Boney Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor as well as cousins like Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Marwah, Harshvardhan has seen success and failure of the entertainment business from close quarters.
Is that the reason why the end result of the film does not bother him much and he is focussed on the process of filmmaking instead?
Harshvardhan said, "No, that is not true... I do get hurt. When my debut film did not work for most of the people, I was upset, but do we really know how to control the fate of a film? All we can do is work harder. In a year, only 10 films get huge success at the box office out of the many films releasing in India. And what is the definition of success?” He goes on to say, “From childhood I have seen, there are films that are counted as most successful films and in two weeks, those films go off people's memories. On the other hand, there are films that didn't work commercially, but people cherish them even today. So what really makes a film successful?" questioned the young actor.
As for his Bhavesh Joshi Superhero – directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, he believes it has a quality of being relatable to the mass audience.
"The treatment of the film is very different. It is modern and cinematically rich. The inspiration of the core character may be drawn from the angry young man era of our Hindi cinema, but the feet are very much in today's time.
It is a realistic film and not a larger than life superhero film. I think the content of the film is quite accessible to the larger audience unlike my Mirzya," Harshvardhan said.
The actor believes that the definition of superhero is changing in Indian cinema where the story of a common man is getting celebrated.
For the film, Harshvardhan went by the script and the director's vision. Also, being a formally trained actor, Harshvardhan's process of immersing himself in a character is a combination of method acting and personal life experiences. -IANS