We all know legendary actor Amrish Puri and how he entertained us for so many years with his characters in several movies. Amrish Puri has played almost each and every kind of role in the Hindi film industry and we are happy that Bollywood was blessed with such a talented and versatile actor. Carrying the legacy of Amrish Puri, his all grown up smart and dashing grandson Vardhan Puri is soon going to make his Bollywood debut.
According to the report in Mumbai Mirror, Vardhan is prepping for his upcoming romantic-thriller movie which is still untitled and is being produced by Jayantilal Gada. The soon to be actor has been attending workshops and undergoing training for the role. The hunt for the director and his leading lady is also on.
The film is expected to go on the floor in September and will be shot in North India. Earlier, Vardhan has also assisted Habib Faisal on Ishaqzaade and Daawat-e-Ishq, and Manish Sharma on Shuddh Desi Romance.
Recently, in a conversation with leading daily he said, “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 director David Fincher’s psychological thriller) Gone Girl’s”.
Vardhan has been learning the craft under the guidance of his grandfather’s mentor, National Award-winning actor filmmaker-writer Satyadev Dubey. He revealed, “I have a strong inclination toward writing and direction too but acting is my first love. Initially, Dubey ji made me work backstage, serving tea to the cast and crew and cleaning the stage, after which I started getting smaller roles. I got to play a lead role when I was in my teens”.
However, Vardhan considers his grandfather as his first teacher. He said, “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 also revealed his favorite film of Amrish Puri and they are Virasat, Ghatak, Mr. India and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The dashing boy is a fan of Charlie Chaplin, Kishore Kumar, and Amrish Puri.