Amrish Puri's grandson Vardhan is all set to make his Bollywood debut
Amrish Puri's grandson, Vardhan Puri has done theatres and was inclined towards the art since the tender age of five
After the grand debut of Janhvi Kapoor, and Sara Ali Khan's in the pipeline, another kid from the star family is all set to make his foray in Bollywood. Seasoned actor Amrish Puri's grandson, Vardhan will make his debut in Bollywood with a romantic thriller. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Vardhan Puri is all set to take the legacy of Amrish Puri forward.
Vardhan will make his debut with Jayantilal Gada's yet untitled romantic thriller. The film will go on floors in September this year. Vardhan had earlier assisted on films, Ishaqzaade, Daawat-e-ishq and Shuddh Desi Romance. "I was supposed to start off with a period-drama with Jayanti bhai, but for some reason that didn't work out. He approached me later for this film which I loved and immediately gave my nod to. It's a performance-oriented role and in terms of treatment it will be in a space similar to (Hollywood director David Fincher's psychological thriller) Gone Girl's," informed Vardhan to the publication.
The leading lady is still not confirmed, but will be locked soon. The film's recce is currently going on in Delhi and Shimla. Vardhan has been inclined towards acting since the age of five, and has been monitored under the guidance of National Award-winning filmmaker Satyadev Dubey.
"I have a strong inclination toward writing and direction too but acting is my first love. Initially Dubey ji made me work backstage, serving tea to the cast and crew and cleaning the stage, after which I started getting smaller roles. I got to play a lead role when I was in my teens," the actor revealed.
Vardhan treats his late grandfather as his guru and says whatever he does will be for his grandfather. "Dadu is the God whom I pray to. I was so close to him that I would sleep between him and my grandmother. When he passed away, for me it was like losing the protective cover of an umbrella. It was then, that I decided that if I do something, it would be for my grandfather and this film is an ode to him," recalled the debutant. His favourite films of Amrish Puri are Virasat, Ghatak, Mr India and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
Vardhan would watch films with Sr Puri until the wee hours. Narrating those memories, he told the publication, "We would watch films of Dilip Kumar saab, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and also binge on classics like The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption. Sometimes, I also used to sit with him for reading sessions when filmmakers came home. His films with Shyam Benegal sir and Govind Nihalani sir top my list of all-time favourites. I really miss him."
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