Vivaan Shah

Vivaan Shah, son of veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, plays a computer hacker in “Happy New Year.”

Mumbai — Bollywood newcomer Vivaan Shah says his father Naseeruddin Shah is the biggest fan of director Farah Khan.

Vivaan, son of Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, made his acting debut with Vishal Bhardwaj’s “7 Khoon Maaf” in 2011. And now he will be seen in Khan’s upcoming directorial venture “Happy New Year.”

"My dad is the biggest fan of Farah in the film industry. He feels it is a great blessing that I got to do this film (‘Happy New Year’). I feel lucky and fortunate to be getting this film, and I will cherish this moment all my life. I am sure my father will be very proud and happy of my work in this film," Vivaan said in an interview here.

"What I learned from my dad about acting and the craft was theory. But I learned things practically when I worked on this film. How you apply the theory is important, and everyone helped and taught me lots of things while doing this film," he said.

The young entrant felt honored to be working with established actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Jackie Shroff.

"Boman sir is like a teacher, Farah is like a mother, Shah Rukh sir is like a guiding light, Deepika is a close friend, Abhishek is like an elder brother, Sonu sir is like a coach and Jackie dada is an institution. I have learned a lot about acting from this film, and I will cherish it all my life," Vivaan said.

Vivaan reveals that everyone on the sets did rag him and pull his leg but that was out of love.

Apparently, Vivaan will not only be a narrator in Khan’s much talked about film “Happy New Year” but will also play the role of a computer hacker.

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