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Harshvardhan Kapoor, who was last seen in Bhavesh Joshi The Superhero has said that he will start shooting for biopic of Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in January next year.

Talking about his preparation to play Abhinav Bindra onsreen, Harshvardhan said, “From September 15, I will start preparing for my role in the film and then, we will start shooting of the film in January. Basically, Abhinav won gold at the Olympics in 10-metre air rifle event so, we have set up a shooting range and I will be shooting about five months every day with the rifle.

He will be spending a lot of time with Abhinav and his father. “My father (Anil Kapoor) will also spend a lot of time with them because he plays my father in the film so like Mirziyaan and Bhavesh Joshi The Superhero, it will be an another journey,” he said.

The actor also said that films like Mirziyaan, Bhavesh Joshi The Super Hero and the Bindra biopic are very passionate projects.

“I like doing movies like these. These all are passion projects so it leads to tremendous growth and as an actor,” he said.

“I believe in longevity in films, I don’t think the audience is going to remember what was the first three day’s collection of a certain film. I think cinema and art has to live on and I think the Bindra film will be the same,” said the actor.

When asked if he is going to gain weight to play Abhinav Bindra onscreen, he said, “No.. the film basically tracks his (Abhinav Bindra) journey from him being a 15-year-old to 35-year-old. So, I am playing him through two decades - that will be reverse ageing for me.”

Abhinav Bindra became the first Indian sportsperson to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics, when he won the 10m air rifle event at the 2008 games, held in Beijing.

It is for the first time that Harshvardhan and Anil will share screen space for a film. The biopic is set to hit the screens sometime next year.