Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, who is the son of famous Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor will start shooting for a biopic on Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in January next year. The surprising news is that his real father will be playing the role of his reel father on screen and this will be the very first time that the father-son duo will be sharing screen space. Anil will also be seen with daughter Sonam Kapoor in the movie Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga and this too will be their first project together. Also Read - Jug Jug Jiyo: Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani's Sizzling Chemistry as 'Happy Husband-Wife' Will Leave You Excited
Talking about his preparation to play Abhinav Bindra onscreen, Harshvardhan told news agency IANS, “From September 15, I will start preparing for my role in the film and then, we will start shooting of the film in January. Basically, Abhinav won gold at the Olympics in 10 meter air rifle event so, we have set up a shooting range and I will be shooting about five months every day with the rifle.” He even talked about Anil playing his father in the film and said, “My father (Anil Kapoor) will also spend a lot of time with them because he plays my father in the film so like ‘Mirziyaan’ and ‘Bhavesh Joshi The Superhero’, it will be an another journey”. Also Read - Jug Jugg Jeeyo: Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor And Others Welcome Back Neetu Kapoor in Movies
When asked if he is going to gain weight to play Abhinav Bindra onscreen, he said, “No.. ‘Bindra’ film basically tracks his (Abhinav Bindra) journey from him being a 15-year-old to 35-year-old, so basically, I am playing him through two decades so, that will be reverse ageing for me”. Also Read - Sonam Kapoor On Sexism In Bollywood, 'Each One Of Us Needs To Make Better Choices, Or We Will Be Subjected To A Witch-Hunt'
Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian sportsperson to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics, when he won the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 games, held in Beijing. Harshvardhan was last seen in Bhavesh Joshi The Superhero.
(With inputs from IANS)