Being the son of Reema Jain (daughter of Raj Kapoor) and first cousin to the Kapoors comes with its own pressures, however fresh face Armaan Jain is ready to accept this “hardship” with open arms.
Having put his heart and soul into his debut release ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ (2014), Jain expresses how he now feels. “For a whole year, my co-star Deeksha and my director Arif Ali sir have been living, breathing and sleeping the film. After the movie, all the excitement about the release surfaced. And now, there is a feeling of emptiness that I can’t describe,” NDTV report the actor stating.
Much like his brother Imtiaz Ali, director of ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’, Arif Ali, also likes to explore different locations for his projects. Talking about the journey the film has taken him on, Jain went onto say, “Like Imtiaz sir (director Arif Ali’s brother), Arif sir loves the Indian heartland. I went to places where the locals had never stepped out of their native home, never even traveled in a train. The film exposed me to an entirely new area of existence, and a different way of living.”
Being from a film family , Jain is aware of the difficulties he will face whilst making a name for himself within the industry. Making this thought his motivation, he adds, “I am prepared for the long struggle ahead. Everyone who cares about me says the second film is crucial. Mom and Dad tell me the same thing. I am fully charged up and looking forward to my next project.”
Jain seems to be at more of an advantage than many. Not only is he related to the Kapoors, but the Bachchans also play a big part of his life and he plans to use his connection to the fullest advantage. “Yes, I am blessed with a family that knows show business in an out. I have my uncles and cousins for advice and of course Saif (Saif Ali Khan) sir, who is part of the family. I also have Abhishek bhaiyya, who is always there to guide me, and Shah Rukh (Khan) sir who is a close family friend. How much more support can I get?” he went onto say.