I HAVE DE­VEL­OPED SCRIPTS: KU­NAL

Kapoor talks about his fond­ness for writ­ing, adds he doesn’t want to re­strict him­self as far as cre­ativ­ity is con­cerned

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - NTERTAINMENT - pooja. sharma@hin­dus­tan­times.com Pooja Sharma

Not many know that along with act­ing, Ku­nal Kapoor is also ex­tremely pas­sion­ate about writ­ing. The ac­tor has penned down a few sto­ries that he has turned into full-fledged scripts. “I re­mem­ber as a child I was very shy, but when­ever, I would hear an in­ter­est­ing story, I would get re­ally ex­cited. A few years ago, I started de­vel­op­ing my sto­ries into scripts. I used to write a lot of sto­ries, short sto­ries, and dif­fer­ent ideas that I had to put down on pa­per. Then I started de­vel­op­ing those into scripts. A few scripts may go into pro­duc­tion soon, but I won’t pro­duce those (movies) my­self,” says the Raagdesh ac­tor. He fur­ther adds, “There is one [project], which has a pro­ducer on board al­ready, and that’s some­thing we will start work­ing on, by the end of the year. And then there’s an­other one that I am work­ing on, which I’ll start pitch­ing [to film pro­duc­ers] once it’s ready.” In some of the pro­jects he may act as well, in­forms Ku­nal. Ask him if he in­tends to write a book some­day, and he says, “I think a book is a very big chal­lenge. Writ­ing is a chal­lenge in it­self, but I like to write. It’s ac­tu­ally some­thing that I have been do­ing since I was 12 or 13. How­ever, I don’t know yet if I will write a book. The one thing I have not al­lowed my­self to do is to re­strict my­self. I don’t like hav­ing bar­ri­ers. I can be a writer, I also want to be a mu­si­cian. There are a lot of things that I can take up. I think it is im­por­tant to not la­bel your­self be­cause the mo­ment you la­bel your­self, you re­strict your­self.” Since he men­tioned mu­sic, on ask­ing if he has any plans to pen down songs or com­pose tunes? “I am just start­ing out. I want to be a mu­si­cian, be­cause I was fas­ci­nated by mu­sic. I al­ways wanted to learn a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment. Cur­rently, I am learn­ing to play the guitar and I want to be good at it,” says the Dear Zindagi (2016) ac­tor.

I don’t like hav­ing bar­ri­ers. I can be a writer, I also want to be a mu­si­cian. I think it is im­por­tant to not la­bel your­self be­cause the mo­ment you la­bel your­self, you re­strict your­self. KU­NAL KAPOOR, AC­TOR

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