'I am a gypsy, basically'

'I am a gypsy, basically'

Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia, who will soon be seen on the big screen with Finding Fanny, which hits the screens on September 12, says that she found the script of the film ‘brilliant’ and her role ‘lovely’.

There are not too many filmmakers in Hindi filmdom who attempt to make a film in English, but Kapadia says, “It didn’t matter to me whether it’s an English film as long as I was working with Homi Adajania. The script was brilliant and the role was lovely, which I thoroughly enjoyed doing. So, it didn’t really matter to me. And where it’s going to reach is not my concern. My concern is with what I’m doi­ng, and I’m happy doing that,” she said.

And she’s happier that the family is loving the promos of Finding Fanny. Kapadia may be seen as an accomplished and strong actress, but the Kaash and Rudaali star, who displayed her versatility in films like Zakhmi Sher, Arjun, Aitbaar and Drishti, is not yet creatively satisfied. 

“I’m not satisfied in the sense I am not looking for any roles, but I do make peace with myself saying that I am not the best in the world. But I have tried to give my best and I want to get better. That struggle will remain till the time I really feel that I have achieved it in my head. I keep falling short,” the 57-year-old said. But she is happy to get good scripts at this age.

“At the moment I am very happy and the kind of scripts I am getting and the feedback I am getting is making me feel happier and makes me feel that whatever I am doing is right. It just helps me to choose my roles better,” she added. 

When asked if she would like to share some memories of her late husband, she took a long pause and then said with tears in her eyes: “No. Once I start, then there is so much to talk. I don't want to speak about him.” She utilises her free time travelling and hunting for antiques.

“I travel a lot, I go hunting for antiques. For me, antiques are a passion. I love to scout for them... I am a gypsy, basically.” Unlike her contemporaries, Kapadia chooses to do unusual films. 

“It’s a mental frame of mind. I was never a Mills and Boon kind of a person. I was never a chiffon and satin person. I am always a cotton person. It’s just the way I am. I get attracted to different things. 

I have a different take on everything. I like to do different things. I don’t like the regular stuff.”

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