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Harshvardhan Kapoor will do different kind of films if ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ becomes a hit

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Harshvardhan Kapoor, who is pinning high hopes on his next release “Bhavesh Joshi”, says if the film does commercially well, it will encourage him to offer more such interesting stories to audience.

Give me a chance

Harshvardhan’s debut film “Mirzya” had failed to make an impact at the box office. “The hardest thing today (in the film industry) is to get money to make a film, then to make a film and complete it. So all that has been done with “Bhavesh Joshi”. Now what is left is for people to give the film a chance, talk about it. If that happens with the film (referring to positive response to the film), I would love to give audience many different kind of films. Five years from now I want to give audience films that have never been seen before. If I can do that I will be happy,” Harshvardhan said.


The actor says people are starved for new kind of films. “I think as a young kid or guy, it’s my responsibility to do new kind of films because I think people are starved of it. So that’s what I am trying to do,” Harshvardhan added.

For “Bhavesh Joshi”, the actor has teamed up with director Vikramaditya Motwane and he says it has been a great learning experience. “He (Motwane) has made four films in eight years and I have worked with Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra (‘Mirzya’ director), who has made five films in 20 years, these guys have certain pace of working, they are masters. Even if they miss the mark and don’t make masterpieces completely, it is (still) damn good,” he said.

Vouching for change

“Bhavesh Joshi” is about group of young friends, who want to do the right and challenge the wrong. It shows how circumstances make a common man a superhero. “The film is about water mafia. I firmly believe that no film will immensely change the way you live your life, but even if it puts a thought in your brain or plant a seed then next time if you do something wrong or corrupt one would think how many people will be affected by it. Mahatma Gandhi said be the change you want to see in the world and this film takes lot of inspiration from that,” he said.

Has he ever fought for injustice in his personal life? “No… But I think I do it in certain ways in my own life, because I am trying to do something through the medium of films. I think being part of this film, I have become more aware about things. I also think twice before I break the law, not in a big way, but in small way which we feel guilty of doing on day-to-day basis. So, after watching the film, hopefully people will resonate with the message of the film.”

The film will be clashing with Harshvardhan’s sister Sonam’s movie “Veere Di Wedding” and the actor fails to understand why so much hype is being created about this.