Anil Kapoor Feels He Was Never Cut Out To Play the Lead Male
Anil Kapoor said that he always knew he wasn’t one to take on the lead male role in a film, but still managed to stay relevant in Bollywood
Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor has been in the industry for over 4 decades now. Making his debut in the 1979’s Hamare Tumhare, the actor has come a long way. Some of his films such as Mr. India, Tezaab, and Taal went on to become superhits, however, not all of his projects were well received by the audiences. Regardless, Anil doesn’t seem to age as he is often seen in the best of poses opposite with some of the youngsters of Bollywood. But whatever it may be, the actor feels that he was never one to be the leading man in films.
While attending a recent event, Anil opened up on his 40 year long journey in Bollywood and how he managed to make it this far. He said, “There was a transition period in my life, where people wanted me to play the lead role but I know I can’t be the leading man, I can’t be delusional. I always believed in marathon and not in 100 metres race. I’m a marathon runner.” He added that he did things that others thought would be disastrous to his career, but he still went ahead with them. “The biggest lesson that I have learnt is that I am ready to fail; I am ready to make a fool of myself. And that’s what has kept me relevant.”
Starring in some Hollywood films, such as Slumdog Millionaire and the Mission Impossible franchise, Anil shared that there was also a time he was very hesitant on speaking in English. He had told Danny Boyle that he wouldn’t be able to speak in English, but Danny said that he speaks very well and should do the same. “That gave me confidence,” shared the 62-year-old. Anil concluded that he gets inspiration from the things he reads and watches, and his children, who are independent and have different passion – which he also says have kept him relevant. The actor will be next seen in Pagalpanti opposite John Abraham which is set to hit screens on November 22.