Amrish Puri’s Grandson, Vardhan Set For Bollywood Debut; Says, “Dadu Is The God To Whom I Pray”

Good news! Here’s another young man belonging to a Bollywood family, ready to enter the industry. Meet Vardhan Puri, late actor, Amrish Puri’s grandson...

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Amrish Puri’s Grandson, Vardhan Set For Bollywood Debut; Says, “Dadu Is The God To Whom I Pray”

Legendry actor, Amrish Puri’s grandson, Vardhan Puri is all set to enter Bollywood. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, he is gearing up to take the legacy of his late grandfather forward, with a yet-untitled romantic-thriller produced by Jayantilal Gada. He has been attending workshops and undergoing training for the role. The hunt for director and his leading lady is also on.

The film is expected to roll in September and will be shot in North India. Vardhan has earlier assisted Habib Faisal on Ishaqzaade and Daawat-e-Ishq, and Manish Sharma on Shuddh Desi Romance.

In a conversation with the leading tabloid, here’s what the actor said:

“I was supposed to start off with a period-drama with Jayanti bhai, but for some reason that didn’t work out. He approached me later for this film which I loved and immediately gave my nod to. It’s a performance-oriented role and in terms of treatment it will be in a space similar to (Hollywood director David Fincher’s psychologicalthriller) Gone Girl’s,” Vardhan told the tabloid.

Interestingly, the young man has been learning the craft under the guidance of his grandfather’s mentor, National Award-winning actor filmmaker-writer Satyadev Dubey. “I have a strong inclination toward writing and direction too but acting is my first love. Initially Dubey ji made me work backstage, serving tea to the cast and crew and cleaning the stage, after which I started getting smaller roles. I got to play a lead role when I was in my teens,” the actor revealed.

However, Vardhan, who is a fan of Charlie Chaplin, Kishore Kumar and Amrish Puri, consider his grandfather as his first teacher. “Dadu is the God whom I pray to. I was so close to him that I would sleep between him and my grandmother. When he passed away, for me it was like losing the protective cover of an umbrella. It was then, that I decided that if I do something, it would be for my grandfather and this film is an ode to him,” He counts Virasat, Ghatak, Mr India and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as his favourite films featuring the late veteran.

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