Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s upcoming epic love story Mirzya is slated to release on the big screen very soon. The film will introduce two debutants Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher into Bollywood. There’s not much we know about the two, except that Harsh is the son of Anil Kapoor and Saiyami is the niece of Tanvi Azmi. So here are 10 Interesting Facts about Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher-
Facts about Harshvardhan Kapoor
1. Harshvardhan wanted to be a director
Harshvardhan, who is called Harsh by his family and friends, always wanted to be a director. He even worked as an assistant director to Anurag Kashyap for the movie Bombay Velvet.
2. He initially refused to do Mirzya
Rakeysh Mehra offered Mirzya to Harsh three years ago during the shooting of Dilli 6, but with his dream to be a director, he refused. Mehra knew he would come around soon and decided to wait.
3. Harsh lived on a ranch in Seattle as prep for Mirzya
Harsh went to South Africa to learn acting Tina Bertina, an acting coach. She taught him how to hold a frame for the longest time and how to surrender completely to the characters he plays. He even went to Seattle. He lived, slept, ate and worked with horses on a ranch. He also learnt archery and polo.
4. He is closer to Rhea Kapoor
He dotes over his sisters Sonam and Rhea completely. He even has their names tattooed on his back. He has confesses on being closer to Rhea. He says “She is a home bird like me. Sonam is more outgoing. She spends a lot of time travelling. Rhea and I would rather be curled up at home with a book.”
5. He likes to disappear for weeks without telling anyone
Harsh says “I am in the habit of disappearing for a few weeks and my family is used to that.”
Facts about Saiyami Kher
1. Saiyami’s mother Uttara Mhatre Kher was an ex Miss India.
Saiyami’s mother Uttara Mhatre Kher was was crowned Femina Miss India in 1992. She is also the grand-daughter of yesteryear actress Usha Kiran and the niece of Tanvi Azmi.
2. She was offered a place in Indian Women’s National Cricket team.
Saiyami’s first love was sports. She has played Badminton and Cricket for Maharashtra. She was even offered a place in Indian Women’s National Cricket team but she turned it down to become a model.
3. A Kingfisher Calendar girl.
She started off as a model and was a prominent part of the prestigious Kingfisher Calendar in the year 2012.
4. She even did an ad with Saif Ali Khan.
As a model, Saiyami campaigned for various brands like Levis, Pantaloons, L’oreal, Idee eyewear among many others. She even did an advertisement with the Nawab Saif Ali Khan back in those days.
5. She acted a Telugu film Rey.
In the year 2015, Saiyami made her acting debut with a Telugu film Rey. She was paired opposite Sai Dharam Tej in the movie.