Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan all set to make his acting debut with a romantic-thriller
With so many star kids entering Bollywood these days, we have one more actor gearing up to make his debut and he is none other than late veteran actor Amrish Puri’s grandson, Vardhan Puri.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Vardhan is all set to enter Bollywood with Jayantilal Gada’s romantic-thriller. Confirming the news, Vardhan told the tabloid, “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 film ‘Gone Girl’ ”
Vardhan who considers his grandfather Amrish Puri as his guru said that his debut film will be an ode to him. “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,” he said.
Reminiscing about the time he had spent with his dadu, Vardhan said that together they used to watch films like ‘The Godfather’ and ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ along with films of Dilip Kumar, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro among several others.
Vardhan also revealed that he has a strong inclination towards writing and directing. He has even trained under actor-filmmaker-writer Satyadev Dubey and has been part of over 90 plays. In fact, the newcomer has even worked as an assistant on films like ‘Ishaqzaade’, ‘Daawat-e-Ishq‘ and ‘Shuddh Desi Romance‘ .
The shooting of Vardhan’s untitled debut film will apparently begin from September. Let’s see if Vardhan is able to take forward his grandfather’s legacy.