Aasmaan Bhardwaj is a name that you will soon hear a lot in the Indian film industry. He is the son of the acclaimed film director Vishal Bhardwaj and the singer Rekha Bhardwaj. He has inherited his parents’ talent and passion for cinema and music and is ready to showcase his skills with his upcoming film ‘Kuttey’ (2023).
‘Kuttey’ is a dark comedy thriller that features an ensemble cast of Tabu, Konkona Sen Sharma, Naseeruddin Shah, Kumud Mishra, Radhika Madan, Shardul Bhardwaj and Aasmaan Bhardwaj himself. The film is based on a short story by Manav Kaul and revolves around the lives of six characters who are connected by a common thread of violence.
Aasmaan Bhardwaj has written the screenplay and the story of the film along with his father Vishal Bhardwaj, who is also producing the film under his banner Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures Pvt. Ltd. The film is expected to release in 2023 and has already generated a lot of buzz among the audience and critics.
But who is Aasmaan Bhardwaj and how did he become a film director? Let’s find out more about his life, career and achievements in this blog post.
Early Life and Education
Aasmaan Bhardwaj was born on 13 December 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the only child of his parents Vishal Bhardwaj and Rekha Bhardwaj. He grew up in a creative environment where he was exposed to films and music from a young age.
He completed his schooling from École Mondiale World School in Mumbai, where he obtained a diploma in International Baccalaureate. He then moved to New York, USA to pursue his higher education in film studies.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Cinema, and Video Studies from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He also completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Playwriting and Screenwriting from New York University.
During his college days, he made several short films as a director, writer and actor. Some of his notable works include ‘Murder On The Deccan Express’ (2015), ‘The Thief’ (2017) and ‘The Identities’ (2012).
He also worked as an assistant director to his father in various Hindi films such as ‘Omkara’ (2006), ‘Kaminey: The Scoundrels’ (2009), ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ (2011), ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ (2013) and ‘Pataakha’ (2018).
He also volunteered at various social campaigns such as ‘Relay for Life Mumbai,’ organised by the Indian Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity International.
Career as a Film Director
Aasmaan Bhardwaj made his directorial debut with the Hindi film ‘Kuttey’ (2023). The film is a dark comedy thriller that explores the theme of violence and its consequences on human relationships.
The film features an ensemble cast of Tabu, Konkona Sen Sharma, Naseeruddin Shah, Kumud Mishra, Radhika Madan, Shardul Bhardwaj and Aasmaan Bhardwaj himself. The film is based on a short story by Manav Kaul and has been co-written by Aasmaan Bhardwaj and Vishal Bhardwaj.
The film is being produced by Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures Pvt. Ltd. and Luv Films. The film is expected to release in 2023.
Aasmaan Bhardwaj has also directed a short film titled ‘Fursat’ (2023), which stars Radhika Madan and Shardul Bhardwaj. The film is a romantic comedy that revolves around two strangers who meet at an airport lounge.
The film is being produced by Vishal Bhardwaj Music Label LLP and will be released on YouTube soon.
Career as a Musician
Aasmaan Bhardwaj is also a talented musician who plays various instruments such as guitar, piano, drums and harmonica. He has composed music for some of his short films such as ‘Murder On The Deccan Express’ (2015) and ‘The Thief’ (2017).
He has also collaborated with his mother Rekha Bhardwaj on some of her songs such as ‘Kabira’ from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (2013) and ‘Sakhi Ri’ from ‘Rangoon’ (2017).
He has also performed live with his parents at various events and concerts. He is currently working on his debut album, which will feature his original songs and compositions.
Personal Life and Interests
Aasmaan Bhardwaj is unmarried and prefers to keep his personal life private. He is close to his parents and often shares pictures with them on his social media accounts.
He is an animal lover and has two pet dogs named Roohdaar and Haider. He considers them his brothers and often posts their photos and videos on his Instagram account.
He is also an amateur golfer and enjoys playing the sport in his free time. He also likes to travel, read, watch movies and listen to music.
He has a tattoo inked on his right wrist, which is a symbol of his zodiac sign Sagittarius.
He is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, where he has a decent fan following. He often interacts with his fans and followers and shares updates about his work and life.
Aasmaan Bhardwaj is an Indian film director and musician who is set to make his directorial debut with the Hindi film ‘Kuttey’ (2023). He is the son of the acclaimed film director Vishal Bhardwaj and the singer Rekha Bhardwaj.
He has inherited his parents’ talent and passion for cinema and music and is ready to showcase his skills with his upcoming film ‘Kuttey’ (2023).
He has also directed a short film titled ‘Fursat’ (2023), which stars Radhika Madan and Shardul Bhardwaj. He has also composed music for some of his short films and collaborated with his mother on some of her songs.
He is also a talented musician who plays various instruments and is working on his debut album. He is also an animal lover, an amateur golfer and a social media enthusiast.
He is a rising star of Indian cinema who has a lot of potential and promise. He is someone to watch out for in the future.