Saiyami Kher who comes from a film family like Harshvardhan Kapoor, is not unfazed by the greater attention her male costar is getting.
She says Harshvardhan is the son of a Bollywood icon – Anil Kapoor – and people are bound to be more interested in him.
The 24-year-old actress is making her debut with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s folk lore romance 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 about her costar garnering more publicity, Saiyami said, “That’s bound to be. That’s natural. After all, he is the son of one of India’s great 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! 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.”
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 actress 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.”
Mirzya will be released in theatres on October 7. – CINEWS