Actor Vardhan Puri, who is late actor Amrish Puri's grandson, said his struggle has been no different from any other actor's because his grandfather was no more when he forayed into cinema.
"It's very difficult to make a mark in the industry. People actually do not assume I had it easy as my grandfather passed away when I was very young and he wasn't around to make calls for me or take me to filmmakers' offices," he told IANS.
The actor, who made his debut with the film "Yeh Saali Aashiqui" in 2019, recalled his best memories with his grandfather.
"Everyone is very curious to know what dadu was like. The best memories I have are those when we used to watch films together. I long for those times to come back. I miss watching Chaplin films with him while we munched on lip-smacking snacks and chatted with the family during the breaks," he said.
Vardhan turned a year older today, and he recalled his grandfather used to be a big part of his birthday celebrations.
"In my childhood, my family, friends and I used to go to an uncle's farm in Madh Island and participate in sports all day. All my grandparents used to be judges and give away prizes. It was the best," he said.