Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor gave an emotional speech at the music launch of his son Harshwardhan Kapoor’s debut film ‘Mirzya’ and said not to expect anything like him from Harshwardhan and that was his strength.
“My father came here few years back and he saw success, he saw disappointments but that gave us strength, so I would like to thank my father, my mother and my brother,” Anil Kapoor said at the music launch of Mirzya.
“It’s a very joyous moment for all of us, my son is here. I want to say — beta jo toh aisa but woh meri baat nahi sunta — he just doesn’t listen to me at all,” he added.
He further said, “I know people are very happy that a star’s kid is here but I want to say that whatever he has done, he has done on his own. He is gifted but don’t expect anything like me from him and that’s what his strength is. Mehra spotted him and groomed him and his entire team has made him Mirzya today.”
Anil was almost in tears introducing his son Harshwardhan in showbiz.
He said, “our entire family has given blood, sweat for this business we have never compromised on anything… we gave everything to this industry. Whatever love and affection that you all have given me for so many years, I want you all to give it to my son.”
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Mirzyaa pairs Harshvardhan opposite newcomer Saiyami Kher.
The film, penned by Gulzar, is a take on the tragic love story of Mirza-Sahiban. The film is slated to release on October 7.