A balanced approach

A balanced approach

A balanced approach

Both Saiyami Kher and Harshvardhan Kapoor come from families involved in the film industry, yet the latter is getting more attention than his ‘Mirzya’ co-star, and Saiyami feels it’s justified as he is Bollywood star Anil Kapoor’s son and people are bound to be more interested in him.

The 24-year-old actor is making her debut with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film ‘Mirzya’. The film has generated a lot of buzz for its story, inspired by the folklore of ‘Mirza-Sahiban’, and the lead cast, especially Harshvardhan.

Asked if she feels there is an imbalance in the limelight the two actors are sharing, Saiyami said, “That’s bound to be. That’s natural. After all, he is the son of one of India’s greatest actors. Had I been a media person, I would have also been more interested in knowing about Harshvardhan because he is the son of a big star!”

She added, “I would have wanted to know about his childhood. In fact, I am also as excited as everyone else about Anil Kapoor’s son being launched.”

About her own film background, Saiyami says she feels blessed she has so much to learn from her aunts —Tanvi Azmi and Shabana Azmi — and that they are by her side makes the actor extremely confident.

 “Shabana ‘masi’ sent me a very sweet message before we started shooting. She said, ‘You are in very good hands. Have fun and it will show on screen.’ Tanvi ‘bua’ also said, ‘I’m there for you, whenever you need me.’ There were scenes for which I turned to her for suggestions. So I feel lucky,” she added. ‘Mirzya’ will arrive in theatres on October 7.

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