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Unlike other star kids, Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor’s son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor has impressed the audience and the critics alike with his unconventional choice of script. Harsh has earned rave reviews for his performance in Bhavesh Joshi Superhero and the recently released anthology Ray.

But did you know? Harsh had also auditioned for Netflix’s The White Tiger.  Yes, the actor was almost finalized for the role opposite Priyanka Chopra. Read on to know, why the makers eventually went ahead with Rajkummar Rao instead.


Opening up about his Hollywood aspiration, Harsh shared, “I have always had one eye on the West. I don’t know if its going to happen or not. The way of working, to what I have been exposed to, I don’t think I would be out of place. But obviously its beyond my control. If something happens, I will promise  I will work very hard and cease the opportunity and give a good account of myself. Its a door that I definitely want to open for myself.”

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Revealing how he auditioned for The White Tiger and almost bagged the role, the actor said, “I have auditioned for several Hollywood films. For The White Tiger, I auditioned for Rajkummar’s role. I almost got it as well. They really liked me for it. But I think Priyanka kind of came on board and they wanted a slightly older actor, and I look very young, I am a lot younger and obviously Rajkummar is such a phenomenal actor as well. But that was kind of a close call there. I do have one eye on West and I do believe on the power of manifestation.” For unversed, Harsh had also auditioned for Life of Pi.

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