A Star Is Born

Ronnie-Lahiri-ImageRonnie Lahiri, Producer

Harshvardhan Kapoor in Mirzya’s trailer looks very powerful and he has very intense eyes. The promo doesn’t have much dialogue delivery from him but you feel the film’s grand essence through his eyes. This is something you rarely spot in a newcomer, that too in the first trailer. Harshvardhan definitely has a lot of potential as an actor. Sometimes, talent is in one’s genes and Anil Kapoor has been a tremendous actor over the years. From comedy, to serious films, to masala entertainers, he has done
it all.

aashish (1)Ashish R Mohan, Director

This young lad has been talk of the town ever since Mirzya was announced. Anil sir is an epitome of finesse when it comes to the art of cinema. Harshvardhan gave a sense of déjà vu as he looks exactly like how Anil sir looked in his younger days. Mirzya’s trailer sparked huge expectations as it is such a cinematic experience and any actor would be lucky to be part of a film like that. Gulzar sir has written the script for Harshvardhan’s debut film and Rakeysh sir is directing it, what more can a debutant actor ask for. Also Harshvardhan’s preparation for the role is evident and his hard work is visible in the trailer. I wish him the best of luck.

rajesh-makhija-e1445856437872Rajesh Makhija, AVP Sales and Marketing, Carnival Cinemas

I was amazed after watching the teaser and when the trailer came, it was like he is the next big thing! Harshvardhan could have never expected a better launchpad than Mirzya as the team led by director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra looks invincible. There is a Chinese proverb – Tiger father begets tiger son; and most certainly he seems tremendously talented just like his evergreen young and talented father.


Rajesh ThadaniRajesh Thadani, Distributor Mumbai

When a newcomer marks his or her debut and is successful in creating a fan following with his very first film, it is a sure sign of a star in the making. We have seen this with Student Of The Year, where the three new kids (Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan) created a huge buzz prior to the release and had a humongous fan following. Today, they are the top three stars of our industry. Even Sushant Singh Rajput, who made a mark with his first film Kai Po Che, had the potential to charm the audience and look where he has reached now.

We haven’t seen that kind of response from the audience in the last year, and this year saw many new faces come and go. One of the most promising debuts this year is that of Harshvardhan Kapoor. In the trailer, we saw just a glimpse of what a firecracker of a performer he is, and if he follows in his father’s footsteps, he has a long and promising future.

The young actor has fabulous screen presence, and the audience is eagerly waiting for Mirzya to hit cinemas. He reminds us of the young Anil Kapoor, who had a fire in him to do better than the best and I must say the fire is still burning after so many years.

 Jaspal-Dhingra-e1445080737301-150x150Jaspal Dhingra, Distributor, East Punjab

Only actors who have the talent to hook the audience with their screen presence have the potential to make it big in the film industry. This year, we have not seen any promising stars. When the trailer of Mirzya released, it generated so much curiosity, especially in our region as the Mirza-Sahiba story is an ancient Punjabi fable. The trailer impressed and we spotted a performer in Anil Kapoor’s son.

What we saw in the trailer hints at the talent this young man has. With Neerja becoming such a path-breaking film, I am sure Anil Kapoor will have one proud year as a father, as both his children will have done well. Mirzya is not only a dream platform for any actor but to have a director/producer like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra vouching for him is a big support too. Also, Harshvardhan has an innocent yet intense charm, which shows on screen.

Jeetu Khandelwal2 Jeetu Khandelwal, Distributor, Orissa

It is unfortunate that we have not seen any new actors up until now, this year. The industry requires new talent all the time as this makes us less dependent on top stars, who we can now count on our fingertips. Harshvarshan Kapoor looks very promising. His trailer is already the talk of the trade and the film is hot property. I believe he has the potential to be a big star, just like his father.

 vijay kherVijay Kher, Distributor, CP

The new type of cinema and content we are making calls for new faces but most of them are one-film wonders as it takes a lot of effort to succeed. Actors like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sushant Singh Rajput made the right choices and did the right kind of films. But after Tiger Shroff, we haven’t seen a ‘star’ kind of debut in the truest sense.

With Mirzya, we will see an actor who is destined for a bright future. Anil Kapoor’s son has done his homework and that is evident in the trailer of the film. Apart from the music and the visuals, it is his presence that is mesmerising. He has the aura of a star and the right screen presence as well. We’ve seen many newcomers in recent times but none had the charm they needed. Now this dry spell will be broken by Kapoor junior.

rakeshRakesh Singh, Distributor, Bihar

Anil Kapoor had and still has a charismatic presence on screen. He is one of the youngest senior actors we have. His son has huge expectations attached to him only because he is Anil Kapoor’s son. Mirzya’s trailer only showcased a small hint of his capabilities and he already has a fan following thanks to social media. We expect great things from the young debutant. He has a long way to go and is a welcome addition to the young brigade of actors in our industry.





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