Mumbai, Sep 6: Harshvardhan Kapoor, who debuted in Bollywood with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Mirzya,’ has signed his third movie. Harshvardhan will play shooter Abhinav Bindra on the silver screen and says he is “stoked” to be chosen to essay the Olympic champion.
Harshvardhan on Tuesday took to Instagram to make the announcement himself. He shared a photograph of himself along with Bindra, who won the country’s first individual gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“Beginnings are very special. Especially when you get to play a character that has made the nation proud on world stage. I am stoked to have been chosen to play Abhinav Bindra and hopefully will do justice to the man, the legend! Like the man himself said ‘Hard Work is a talent’,” he captioned the image.
Bindra is the first and only Indian to have held both the World and Olympic titles at the same time, a feat he accomplished by capturing the Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, after having won the gold at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships.
On the work front, Vikramaditya Motwane’s upcoming film “Bhavesh Joshi”, which is expected to release later this year.