Anil Kapoor on not getting work in Bollywood in early part of career


Iconic Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor has revealed the struggles he faced when he first joined the Indian film industry.

Kapoor, who is on a career high currently with hit films like ‘Race 3’ and ‘Mubarakan’ behind him, will be next seen in ‘Fanney Khan’ out in August.

He was cited in The Asian Age saying, “An actor like Amitabh Bachchan is born once in a lifetime. Anil Kapoor trying to fill his shoes would be an impossible dream. Just having my name taken alongside his is a big thing for me. I am under no illusions.”

He added, “Not many people know that in the initial stage of my career, when I did Mashaal, people compared my work with that of Shri Amitabh Bachchan. Now, history is repeating itself, and my work is being compared with his again. It does make me happy, but I am aware of the facts, so I won’t allow misunderstandings to get to me.”

He revealed, “There was a time when I was not getting work in Bollywood, so I turned to south Indian films. In 1980-81, I was offered a small role in the film Shakti, and I had no option but to take it up. Another reason I chose to do the role was that I would get to share screen space with Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.”

“I just had two small scenes in the film. One at the beginning, and the other right in the end, when the audience had already started exiting the theatre. Obviously, most people may not even have seen that scene. But working with Dilip sahab and Amitabh Bachchan felt like a dream come true. After all, there’s no tax on dreams… so dream on,” the actor concludes.

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