Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor confesses in media that after his Bollywood debut in the year 2016 in the film Mirzya he was asked to ‘sound dumb’ in interviews. He further says that, they were the producers who asked him to do so.
Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor, son of the veteran actor Anil Kapoor made his debut in the film Mirzya opposite actress Saiyami Kher, where the producers asked him to sound dumb and he always had his ‘guard up a little bit’ but before that Harsh Varrdhan himself revealed that he was transparent and ‘very honest’ with his words.
During a media interaction with Bollywood Bubble, Harsh says, “After Mirzya, I feel I always had my guard up a little bit. I was very open to talk and transparent and be very honest and sit down and have a normal chat. But after Mirzya I realised that I have to be a little conscious to what I say. When I sit down for an interview, I like to be honest but it’s up to the person on the other end of the interview to be able to say that ‘this guy is being honest and coming from a good place, he is confiding in me, so I also need to take care of him’.” He further says, “Also, it was also the fact that I was doing the off-beat cinema. People have so much love for Anil Kapoor, that have expectations that you have to be a certain way. As soon as you are different and embrace that individuality, it’s not going to be accepted right away. It would be naive to think that. Some producers told me that I need to sound dumb in my interviews. They told me that I come across as too intelligent and I am going to alienate the audience.”
Talking about his career, the actor also worked in the film, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero was directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. In 2020, he worked with Vikramaditya Motwane again in the Netflix film AK vs AK, in which he played a fictionalized version of himself and shared the screen with his father Anil Kapoor and sister Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.