Vardhan Puri, the grandson of veteran Bollywood actor Amrish Puri, attended the trailer launch of her debut film Yeh Saali Aashiqui at a multiplex in Juhu, Mumbai. The debutant opted for an Indo-western attire for the event. All pictures/Yogen Shah
The romantic-thriller, directed by Cherag Ruparel and produced by Jayantilal Gada, also marks the debut of Shivaleeka Oberoi. Shivaleeka wore a black thigh-high slit dress for the trailer launch of her film.
Vardhan Puri, who makes his debut with romantic thriller Yeh Saali Aashiqui, said his grandfather once gave him a key tip for life -- to always remember his roots. "My grandfather gave me this tip. He said many actors, who come from a theatre background to films tend to forget the theatre preparation. And they start behaving in a starry manner, start partying and acquire attitude. They walk around with an entourage. My grandfather told me not to get into all this."
"He said, 'Do these things only as part of the profession but do not let these things become a part of your core. Let your core be that of a theatre actor. Always behave in the way that you are at your roots, which is that of a theatre actor. If you do that, the chances of failure are less'. That is what my grandfather told me and that is my Bible," Vardhan told reporters at the film's trailer launch.
In picture: Vardhan Puri and Shivaleeka Oberoi at the trailer launch of Yeh Saali Aashiqui in Juhu.
Vardhan Puri further said his grandfather always told him that preparation is the key to pulling off a character successfully. "I feel like what helps you get a break is training and preparation. Watching all their films has trained me to become an actor. All my conversation with them has taught me nothing but preparation is the key."
All set to embark on an actor's journey in Bollywood through her debut film, Shivaleeka Oberoi believes that her experience as an assistant director has helped her immensely. She has previously worked as an assistant director on films Kick and Housefull 3.
Shivaleeka Oberoi talking about the same said, "It's still surreal for me to be in front of the camera but it's definitely easier to understand the director's perspective because I have been on the other side. It opens up the mind and helps in understanding what the director wants from this shot or this scene."
In picture: Vardhan Puri, Shivaleeka Oberoi, with director Cherag Ruparel and producer Jayantilal Gada at the trailer launch of their film.
Amrish Puri's grandson Vardhan Puri and debutant Shivaleeka Oberoi attended Yeh Saali Aashiqui trailer launch in Juhu, Mumbai. We have pictures
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