Harshvardhan Kapoor on Abhinav Bindra biopic: There’s more at stake
Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor, after playing the role of ‘Mirzya’ and ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ will soon be seen depicting the role of Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra. The actor says he is inspired by the passion and commitment of Bindra, but feels that the responsibility is more while doing a biopic.
Harshvardhan said, “With biopic you have to make sure you’re doing justice to the person’s life story… there is responsibility. When you’re portraying someone’s life, there is so much more at stake because there are actual people and real feelings involved.”
Meanwhile, Harshvardhan says that he is quite happy with the positive response to his last released film ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ on Netflix. The Vikramaditya Motwane-directed film did not do that well commercially upon its theatrical release. “I gave it my all and left the rest up to the audience. As long as the film has the longevity that’s the most important thing.”
With newer formats of Entertainment available now, the actor said audiences are divided. “I think every film has its audience. In an age of fragmented media platforms, it is only natural for the audience to be fragmented too. As long as the film is being enjoyed and loved, I don’t think there is anything to worry about. With the digital landscape changing so dramatically, these shifts are bound to happen.”
Asked if he thinks ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ should have released on digital platform first, he said, “Maybe it should have, and maybe things worked out the way they did so we could learn more and do better next time. Either way, this has been a tremendous learning for me.
The Bindra biopic is special for Harshvardhan as he will be sharing screen space with his father Anil Kapoor in it.