Watch: Anil Kapoor Breaks Down While Introducing Son Harshvardhan

The ‘Mirziya’ music launch saw Anil Kapoor get emotional about his son Harsh, his family and the film fraternity. 

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Anil Kapoor with his children Rhea, Harsh and Sonam (Photo: Yogen Shah)

It was a big day for the Kapoor khandan as Anil Kapoor’s son and Mirziya lead Harshvardhan Kapoor, was introduced to the media for the first time at the film’s music launch. Harsh, who is all set to make his acting debut with Om Prakash Mehra’s film, is a confident 25 year old, who took to the stage for the first time and owned it. It was an emotional day for daddy Anil Kapoor though and the actor was full of hope and gratitude.

When Anil Kapoor went up on stage, there came a moment that neither the father-son duo, nor anyone present in that room, is likely to ever forget. 

Anil Kapoor teared up while talking about his son and his entry into the industry. While initially he couldn’t find the words to express his feelings, but when he did, it filled the room with applause. 

Life has come a full circle for me. My father entered the film industry many years ago. He saw success and disappointment. It’s a very joyous moment today. It’s a matter of great pride that my son will soon be making his debut. I can say about him ‘Beta ho toh aisa, par yeh meri baat hi nahi sunta’. ( I can say that he’s the ideal son, but he just doesn’t listen to me at all.)
Anil Kapoor, Actor

While the audience burst out laughing, Harsh was probably touched and embarrassed at the same time. Anil Kapoor also spoke about how his son bagged this film on his own merit, effort and ambition. While talking about his family and their contribution to the film industry, Anil couldn’t hold back his tears and requested his fans and colleagues to shower his son with the same kind of love and appreciation.

I can assure you that whatever he (Harsh) has done today is on his own merit. He got the film on his own. He believes that he is different. So don’t expect anything like me from him, and that is this strength. My entire family has given their sweat and blood to the industry. We have never compromised on anything. We have never been involved in any scam. We gave everything to showbiz. The love and affection that you have given me, please give it to my son as well.
Anil Kapoor
Introducing <i>Mirziya</i>’s Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Introducing Mirziya’s Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher (Photo: Yogen Shah)

The front seat was occupied by the big Kapoor clan. Everyone from Harsh’s parents and sisters Sonam and Rhea, to his cousins, aunts, uncles and even his grandmother, there was hardly a family memeber who wasn’t cheering for Harshvardhan. 

Boney Kapoor with mother Nirmal Kapoor and wife Sridevi took the front seat at the <i>Mirzya</i> music launch. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Boney Kapoor with mother Nirmal Kapoor and wife Sridevi took the front seat at the Mirzya music launch. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Anil Kapoor’s brother Sanjay Kapoor was also present with his  family. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Anil Kapoor’s brother Sanjay Kapoor was also present with his family. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Saiyami Kher, the film’s lead actress is Tanvi Azmi niece. Javed Akhtar posed for a picture with the proud Anil Kapoor. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Saiyami Kher, the film’s lead actress is Tanvi Azmi niece. Javed Akhtar posed for a picture with the proud Anil Kapoor. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
The Kapoor <i>khandan </i>at the <i>Mirzya </i>event. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
The Kapoor khandan at the Mirzya event. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Proud daddy Anil Kapoor with his children Rhea, Harshvardhan and Sonam Kapoor. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Proud daddy Anil Kapoor with his children Rhea, Harshvardhan and Sonam Kapoor. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Anil Kapoor gets  emotional while introducing his son. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Anil Kapoor gets emotional while introducing his son. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

The Mirziya music launch event was full of ‘aankhon mein aansu’ moments. The film is all set to hit theatres on 7 October, 2016. 

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