Another true-blue original Kapoor makes his grand entrance to Bollywood.
The newcomer, Aadar Jain is a cousin to the Kapoors, Armaan’s brother and Raj Kapoor’s grandson.
He is assured instant stardom as he is being launched by master film maker Aditya Chopra.
An alumnus of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Aadar cut his teeth in the industry by being the first assistant director for Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
It is a pity Harshvadhan’s fine acting skills did not fall into the radar of Aditya or Johar!
Chopra will launch Aadar on the same scale as Ishaqzaade, in a romantic drama helmed by Habib Faisal.
The new find seems to be a coup by casting director Shanoo Sharma who picked Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra for Ishaqzaade.
She has she met Aadar a couple of years ago and came away impressed. “He was on my radar even then. Rima is a family friend and these kids have grown up before my eyes. I would keep running into Armaan and Aadar at Dharma Productions, while casting for Karan’s (Johar) movie. I told Aadar that I wanted to capture him on video just talking. He came across as very charming and incredibly cute. There’s a whole different side to him — flirtatious and mischievous — Aadar has Shashi Kapoor’s energy about him. I showed the video to Adi who liked him, too, and said we could cast him whenever something suitable was happening,” says Shanoo. – CINEWS