Amrish Puri's grandson Vardhan Puri is all set to mark his Bollywood debut with the upcoming film 'Paagal'. He will be seen sharing the screen space with Shivaleeka Oberoi in Cherag Ruparel directorial.
Recently, during an interaction with Filmfare, Vardhan spoke at length about his early days, how like his grandfather, he also began training early as a child with National Award-winning actor-director, Satyadev Dubey.
The starlet said, “Dubeyji introduced me to Italian cinema like Bicycle Thieves (1948) and Cinema Paridoso (1988) as also the American drama The Shawshank Redemption (1994). I became obsessed with these films and realised the magic of cinema.”When his 'dadu' Amrish Puri passed away in 2005, he was just 15 years old.
After completing graduation, he learned filmmaking; later joined the ace production house and worked as an assistant on many popular films.
Talking about the romantic thriller and his character, the actor said, “Based in North India, 'Paagal' is a love story, which goes terribly wrong. When dad heard the narration he couldn’t help crying". Vardhan will be seen playing the role of a hotel management student and is said to be on the lines of the Hollywood film 'David Fincher’s Gone Girl'.
Furthermore sharing his excitement about the film, he mentioned, “It’s a mixed feeling - more excitement less nervousness.
Just like my grandfather, I believe I’m born to entertain. But our personalities are different. Dadu reached great heights. I’ve my own journey. There’s no pressure on me as such. In fact, it’s a privilege to be his grandson. It’s my identity.”