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Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor recalls his recent interaction with Robert Pattinson in London

Updated on: 02 October,2023 02:40 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor spoke about his interaction with Robert Pattinson in London about their superhero characters

Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor recalls his recent interaction with Robert Pattinson in London


Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor's unexpected encounter at London's renowned Soho House led to a fascinating exchange with none other than Robert Pattinson. During their spontaneous meeting, the Thar actor unveiled an intriguing fan-made comparison reel that had garnered millions of views. This meticulous compilation deftly highlighted the uncanny parallels in their roles. Specifically, the reel prominently featured Harsh Varrdhan's portrayal of the neighborhood vigilante in Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, an Indian superhero drama that has earned its place as a revered cult classic.

Harsh Varrdhan's performance and the film's unique story have attracted a growing fan base. Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson's role as Batman has excited fans worldwide, given his iconic status as the beloved superhero. Here is what the fan captioned his reel: "Which side you are? Bhavesh Joshi x The batman"

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Harsh Varrdhan, when asked about this encounter with Robert Pattinson, replied, "When I introduced myself to him, he greeted me warmly, and I said, 'Hey, Rob, can I have a minute?' I congratulated him on his recent work and then mentioned that a few weeks ago, a fan had created a comparison reel between both films. He graciously watched it, and he mentioned that the film looked intriguing and inquired about the storyline."

The unexpected encounter of these two actors, each with their distinct approach to the vigilante archetype, added a captivating dimension to their cinematic journeys. This unique moment of convergence in the heart of London's entertainment hub left fans excited about their future projects.

While Bhavesh Joshi Superhero maintains its cult classic status in Hindi cinema, Harsh Varrdhan is gearing up for his forthcoming lead role as Abhinav Bindra, the Olympic Gold Medalist and Padma Bhushan Awardee, on the silver screen. 

Talking about the delay in the making of the biopic, Harsh Varrdhan said in a previous interview with Times Of India, "Honestly, it was supposed to happen even before AK vs AK and Thar (the projects that he acted in recently). So, you see… we went ahead and made two films in the middle, but still not been able to start Abhinav Bindra biopic. It is just a very big responsibility. It’s like playing a real life person on the big screen. The story kind of takes place in a time period of 15-20 years. The attention to detail, production value etc all needs to be perfect. For a project like Thar we went to Rajasthan and shot for 2 months and finished it in one go. Likewise we shot AK vs AK in 20 days in Mumbai. But this film is a lot bigger. You have to be absolutely sure man and everybody (associated with the project) has to align."

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