'Anil chachu looks better than me'

BUDDING ACTOR

'Anil chachu looks better than me'

Arjun Kapoor is just four films old in the industry but he is counted among the most promising breed of young actors in the industry today. With Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny, a satirical drama, releasing today, hopes are being pinned on Kapoor, whom we recognise as Parma of Ishaqzaade, Bala of Gunday and Krish of Two States. All these characters highlight different facets of the young Kapoor’s versatility as an actor.

“I feel good when I am being appreciated for my work,” says Kapoor, while he in the city to promote his upcoming film. Coming from a films background, he says, “I am lucky that I have grown up in the industry. Since my childhood I have been seeing people around me and how they put forward their best work and how they concentrate on engineering their craft. With every film, I got an opportunity to work with good directors and actors.”

Says Kapoor, “I learn every day while working in a film. If I see my first film, I feel I could have done it better.” He is quick to point towards his co-star Deepika Padukone and says, “She too feels the same when she sees her work from the past.”

The 29-year-old actor’s inspiration is his uncle Anil Kapoor. “Chachu is an inspiration for many reasons. Even today, I believe, Anil Chachu looks better than me. He is an absolutely disciplined, dedicated actor. He never left this attitude and that’s why audience is always interested in him,” he says.

But Kapoor does not forget to appreciate his other co-stars in the film, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia.

“I have learnt a lot from them too,” he says. “How they don’t carry a baggage on their head. With every film and in every phase of life you get a chance to learn a lot. I think all these experiences, when added together, bring an overall improvement. I hope people like my work and I will improve further.”

Since, he is working with these exceptional and popular veteran actors for the first time, he says, “ It is exciting, yet oen feels nervous to work with them. You have seen them perform infront of the camera and admire them for their work. But when you work with them, you have to think different. You have to think from the perspective of them being a character in the film. It was interesting to work with each one of them. It started with nervousness but now I can call Naseer Sir and talk to him anytime. Even Pankaj Sir and Dimple Maam too.”

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