Harshvardhan Kapoor is the antithesis of me: Arjun Kapoor

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Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor is the proverbial Bollywood kid. A fan of chachu Anil kapoor’s movies like Ram Lakhan, the actor is often asked to enact his uncle’s mannerisms or say ‘jhakaas’ like his uncle used to.

Now Anil’s son Harshvardhan will be making his debut in Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s movie Mirziya. Howver, the two brothers’ likings are miles apart. Though Arjun is very close and fond of his cousins – Sonam, Rhea and Harshvardhan – his movie choices are very radically different from those of his cousin brother.

Arjun says, “What happened with me was that I made the biggest mistake of acting out Anil chachu’s dialogues and mannerisms on Koffee with Karan. The whole world saw it. Now everywhere I go they make me act like Anil Kapoor. It’s become a staple now, ki aaye ho toh Anil chachu ke jaise acting karo, ya dance karo, ya ek dialogue bol ke dikhao. I can’t imagine what’s going to happen to Harsh when he joins the industry. He is like, ‘No bro, I can’t do any of that. Ram Lakhan and all is not my scene, bro’.”

It was Harsh, who convinced dad Anil to sign Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Anil was unaware of the director’s work and wasn’t too sure about signing the film. Arjun says, “Harsh is on a completely different tangent. Harsh is the antithesis of me. He is not Anil Kapoor’s son in the essence of being a typical Hindi film hero. He is more the Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap kind.”

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