Having made his debut in 2013’s ‘Shootout at Wadala’, Siddhanth Kapoor is a star-son which seems a little hatke from the rest. With Shakti Kapoor as a father and recent Bollywood entrant sister Shraddha Kapoor making waves with her movies and her voice, this Kapoor – one would think – didn’t have it easy. BizAsia caught up with the actor on the day that the ‘Jazbaa’ first look was unveiled to the world at the Cannes Film Festival 2015.
You�۪ve got a previous connection to the Cannes Film Festival because of ��Ugly�۪ a couple of years ago, and today the first look of ��Jazbaa�۪ has just been launched, how does it feel to be associated already so early in your career with such a renowned film festival?
Amazing to be honest. I just positing on social media and retweeting how ��Jazbaa�۪ is trending right now on Twitter and it�۪s huge. I mean I didn�۪t even expect it to go there and it�۪s gone there and we still have a bit of filming left but they�۪ve got out a lot of stuff and they�۪ve just release the first look now as we speak.
How was your first reaction when you were first cast in the film?
My reaction was all right, I knew I was going to be in this film they all told me a long time ago that I was going to be a part of this film.
Have you wrapped up you�۪re part of the film?
I�۪ve done a week of filming and I have a few days left. I�۪ve still got the 21st until 29th June for ��Jazbaa�۪ filming.
What has been your experience in filming it so far?
It�۪s amazing, working in the same frame as Aishwarya and Irrfan Khan. They are two monsters from the Indian Film Industry and they�۪re known worldwide for their work. They are amazing, they�۪re talent and beauty all in one. They are such amazing actors. It was the first time I was star struck in my own film, I�۪ve never had that before. I know Ash from before, but you know just working with her was just amazing.
We know Sanjay Gupta films are connected with gangster stories, what do you think will be a little bit different about ‘Jazbaa’?
This is a very different film to his normal films actually. It�۪s more drama, court room drama and mystery. It�۪s quite a ride this one. It�۪s a really nice script.
You�۪re a star son and a star brother, were there any pressure attached to coming into acting at all?
No not at all. No pressure at all. It�۪s up to you how you take the pressure and how you don�۪t.
Is there anything in particular that you�۪ve thought about in terms of your career graph? Are there any films or genres that you�۪d like to delve into?
There�۪s another film I�۪ve been filming other than ��Jazbaa�۪ called ��Bombariya�۪, it�۪s by actually an Indo-Dubai production house. The producers are from London, England and the other producers from Dubai.��That will release at the end of the year.
Your sister Shraddha’s film is due to come out soon as well, ��ABCD 2�۪, and she�۪s a part of the sequel of ��Rock On�۪ as well in which she will be lending her vocals once again after ‘Ek Villain’ last year, how would you feel about lending your vocals? Does the musician part run in your family?
I would like to, it�۪s definitely something I will be looking into doing.��So hopefully some time in the future I�۪ll be doing it 100%
How about Shraddha, did you know always know that she will eventually end up singing?
Yeh, everyone sings in our family actually you know�۪ my mum, my sister, myself, my aunts, my grandfather, we�۪re all performers and singer and dancers. We�۪re just a bunch of jokers running around the house, so yes I knew she was going to sing.
Having been an Assistant Director, do you see yourself going behind the camera at all now that you�۪ve started acting?
Yeh I will do. I will direct a biography on someone�۪s life because that�۪s what excites me, someone�۪s life, all of their excitement, their ups and downs. I will do a biography at sometime, but for now I�۪m going to be acting and just writing on the side. I have assisted and it went pretty well. It�۪s a great experience for an actor, an editor, a director and a producer. You�۪ve got to be on the sets, that�۪s where you get all your schooling.
We�۪ve had Ranbir Kapoor acting with his parents, Abhishek Bachchan in the same frame as Amitabh Bachchan, would you see yourself acting in the same frame as maybe your sister or maybe even your father?
Oh yes, 110%. I don�۪t think the time is far away so yes.
As your father is well known for the comedy genre, would you see yourself doing that?
I don�۪t know, I haven�۪t thought about that. I think my sister would play the comedian. She�۪s quite funny. I�۪ll probably be the conservative, over emotional, strict kind of a brother in the film.
What are your hopes for ��Jazbaa�۪ personally?
It�۪s going to be a very comparative role. Sanjay Gupta�۪s done it before, it�۪s going to be very different and people are not going to be expecting it the way it is, so buckle up those seat belts, its going to be quite a ride.
We had many of your fans getting in touch with us saying they are really looking forward to seeing you sharing the screen space with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. What message would you like to give to them?
I love London, and I will come there very soon and live there for 6 months and work there. I�۪m going to come back really soon. Thank you for watching me and there�۪s a lot of stuff to come. Just keep your eyes and your eyes open.
BizAsia would like to thank Siddhanth Kapoor for taking the time to talk to us.
‘Jazbaa’ is set for release on 9th October.