Struggles of a ‘Side Hero’ (Ft. Kunaal Roy Kapur & Gauahar Khan)

Story of every ‘side hero’ ever.

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Who says it’s always easy to make a mark in Bollywood if you’re from a film family? Sometimes, it can just get a lot tougher, like it often does for ‘Side Hero’, Kunaal Roy Kapur. Watch this fun video that shows the struggles of a side hero, and what it’s like to be “almost famous”.

A big shoutout to Kunaal Roy Kapur for being such a sport and allowing us to make fun of him.

Poster of ‘Side Hero’
Poster of ‘Side Hero’
Photo: Twitter/Eros

Based on the premise of this everyday struggle, Eros Now, India’s premiere video OTT platform has launched its first original show Side Hero directed by Rohan Sippy. A unique binge-worthy show based on the life and struggles of Kunaal Roy Kapur, all episodes start streaming on 24 September exclusively on Eros Now.

The eight-episode show is a humorous take on Kunaal’s life, juggling between the willingness to get a lead role but always ending up being the ‘Side Hero’. The story of the show revolves around Kunaal trying to strike the perfect chance to make it big in Bollywood but failing every time. With an unsuccessful marriage and career, the only solace in his life comes from the time he spends with his ex-wife Sarika (Gauhar Khan) and son Rumi. Hilarious situations that compel him to settle for being the greatest ‘Side Hero’, form the crux of the story.

We absolutely love the way the series is being promoted too. Take a look.

Can you spot the future of Bollywood in this pic?

Family first! Sanjay Dutt looks like an odd fit here, no?

Karan Johar is his bestie... wait, is he really?

If you had any doubts, here’s a (photoshopped) pic of him hanging out with the other star kids and their Godfather, KJo.

Talent: Kunaal Roy Kapur, Gauahar Khan and Abhilash Thapliyal
Camera: Sanjoy Deb
Camera Assistant: Gautam Sharma
Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan
Script & Direction: Divya Talwar

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