Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s classic film BLACK fame child actor Ayesha Kapur is making her leading debut with ‘Hari-Om’ opposite Anshuman Jha.
The 28 year old Ayesha Kapur who went to study at Columbia in New York, has been working on her Hindi diction for nearly 6 months with Kulvinder Bakshish (The language coach who also trained Aamir Khan in Punjabi for Laal Singh Chaddha) & doing workshop with Anshuman Jha for Hari-Om.
Says Ayesha Kapur on Hari-Om as her leading lady debut vehicle, “I am excited about getting back into acting and shooting for Hari Om. It’s a sweet, family film which will touch a chord with everyone in some way. I like the simplicity with which Harish Sir writes his stories and fleshes out his characters. They are very real and relatable. Also this film has me working alongside celebrated actors like Raghuvir Yadav Sir & Soni Razdan ma’am. To be working with them and to be on the same frame as them will be an exciting learning experience for me. And it’s great to work with Anshuman because I really admire his acting and the script choices he makes. Looking forward to shooting in Madhya Pradesh.”
Hari-Om starring Anshuman Jha, Raghuvir Yadav, Soni Razdan, Ayesha Kapur & Manu Rishi Chaddha, goes on floor in September with its first schedule in Bhopal and will wrap in December with the final schedule which has to be shot in the winters.
After the success of ‘Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain’ & ‘Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele’, it was announced last year that Harish Vyas will be collaborating with Anshuman Jha to complete his trilogy of films on relationships with ‘Hari-Om’. Says director Harish Vyas, “I believe that casting is half the battle. In Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain, Sanjay Mishra, Anshuman & Pankaj Tripathi were the perfect mix. And with Hari-Om it’s a dream come true for me to get Raghuvir Ji & Anshuman together. Its a father-son story like none other.”