Hailing from a film background, Arjun Kapoor knew the advantages and drawbacks that come with stardom. The actor, who is the son of acclaimed producer Boney Kapoor, has seen his family members undergo the glitz and glamour as well as the gloomy side of Bollywood. He capitulated to fame with his debut film ‘Ishaqzaade’ in 2012 and has since delivered hits including ‘Ki & Ka’, ‘Half Girlfriend’ and ‘Finding Fanny’. Speaking about the pros and cons in Indian cinema, Arjun said, “Because I am from the profession as I grew up here, I always knew the pros and cons. I had seen it in my family beforehand.”
He continued, “It's a beautiful profession. I have never ever told anybody not to come and attempt it because the payoff is tremendous, and now more-so than ever when more than just your face, it's about your talent.”
He lauded Bollywood for giving a chance to newcomers. “It is becoming more and more available to people to come and pursue their dreams as long as they have talent and potential. So, it has definitely got a lot of pros but cons are they are for all to see.”
Arjun started working in the film industry as an assistant director on Nikkhil Advani's 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' in 2003. He also assisted Advani on his next directorial 'Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love' and worked as an associate producer on two of his father's productions, 'No Entry' and 'Wanted'. As far as the downside of being in B-town is concerned, Arjun said he is not the only one dealing with it. "Everyone who is an actor deals with the cons. Everyone gets the pros as well. So, I don't like to create this martyr image that poor me. I am not the first and I would definitely wouldn't be the last," he added.