Priyanka swears by acting prowess of Naseeruddin Shah’s son

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NEW DELHI - Actress Priyanka Chopra is all praise for veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s son Vivaan, who forays into Bollywood with Vishal Bhardwaj’s “7 Khoon Maaf”, and says the newcomer has got acting in his genes.

“Acting unko viraasat mein mili hai (Acting is in his genes). He is very good at what he does. It didn’t feel like this was his first film. We hung out a lot. I guess we connected. We got to spend a lot of time together because the film is from Vivaan’s character’s point of view,” Priyanka, who was here to promote the film, told reporters.

“7 Khoon Maaf” is the big screen adaptation of renowned author Ruskin Bond’s short story “Susanne’s Seven Husbands”.

Both Vivaan and Naseeruddin Shah play one of the seven husbands of Priyanka in the movie.

When asked about the experience working with the father-son duo, Priyanka said: “Both the actors were cast for their credibility as actors in individual…because they fit the character they were playing. I don’t think it has anything to do with the relationship they share in real life. Moreover, they don’t even cross paths in the film. But yes it was something interesting and different.”

The film also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Russian actor Aleksandr Dyachenko and Annu Kapoor.

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