In the rarest of rare biopic, young promising new actor Avitesh will play his father, the hugely talented Aadesh Srivastava who passed away on September 5 in 2015 only a day after his 51st birthday.
The biopic is to be produced by Mansi Bagla and her husband Varun.
Barely able to hold back her emotions, Vijaya who is a wellknown singer and the leading lady of the 1980s’ blockbuster film Love Story, says she has been waiting for her husband’s story to be told . “To have our son Avitesh play his father would have made my husband so proud and happy. I am so grateful and thankful to Mansi Bagla and her husband Varun for thinking my husband’s story to be worth telling.”
Vijayta heart swells with pride as her son Avitesh will be seen playing his father. “You won’t believe this , but the producers did not even do any audition or screen test to see if my son was suited to play my husband. They just signed him without any second thoughts. It makes me so proud because I know my husband is watching us.”
Before being seen his father’s bio-pic Avitesh is all set to make his acting debut in Sirf Ek Friday where the talented young aspirant plays a Bollywood struggler from a privileged background.
Vijayta sadly informs that no one from the entertainment industry came forward to offer any kind of help or support when her husband passed away. “I have faced much hardship after my husband’s death. It’s been seven years since he passed away. No one from the film fraternity came forward to ask me how I am . No one offered any kind of help when I was left alone to bring up two children. I had no one to look after my two sons then. I have no one now.I have looked after my sons all on my own. I am all alone with my sons Avitesh and Anivesh.”
Vijayta says her younger son is not interested in a film career. “Anivesh has done his masters from Mumbai University. He told me doesn’t want to be part of the film industry. Maybe because he has seen all of Aadesh’s friends from the industry turn their backs on us. I hold no grudges against anyone. All I ask is for the film industry and for those who loved Aadesh’s music to bless our older son Avitesh as he prepares for a career in acting. Is that too much to ask for?”