Harshvardhan Kapoor has begun filming director Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi and the actor says it is a hardcore action film but contrary to media reports he does not play a superhero in the movie. Bhavesh Joshi is the second movie of Harshvardhan, who is awaiting the release of his debut film Mirzya.
Talking about the Phantom Film’s project, Harshvardhan told PTI, “We will start shooting for action now. We did till now the non action scenes. The first schedule was performance and the second schedule is action. I will start my training for action now.”
When asked if the film will have Hollywood style action or something more rooted, he said, “It’s Vikramaditya Motwane so you can trust him to do something original. I can’t reveal things it’s too early. All I can say is expect action like never before it is going to be a different world.”
There were reports that Harshvardhan will play a Gujarati boy with special powers in Bhavesh Joshi. He, however, clarified that it is not a superhero film. “I don’t know where that Gujarati part has come from. I don’t want to comment on the plot and story of the film. But it’s not that,” says Harshvardhan.
Before the 25-year-old actor came on board for the movie, Bhavesh Joshi was in the news for its casting of actors like Imran Khan, Sidharth Malhotra had rejected the film. When asked about it, Harshvardhan said, “I don’t think when you will watch it, you will think of Imran Khan or Sidharth Malhotra. You will only think of Harshvardhan Kapoor as Bhavesh Joshi. Vikramaditya Motwane is a brilliant director. I don’t know why Imran and Sidharth did not do it. I thank God I got the chance to do it,” he said.
The debutante enrolled into a workshop for the film. “We started workshop on July 1 and did it till July 14 then I panicked and said, ‘I need two more weeks to prep’. “I even left my house and started staying with the guy who is playing my roommate in the film and then I moved in alone.” Harshvardhan revealed that he and Motwane had discussed Bhavesh Joshi in 2012 but it could only happen now.