Most stars take themselves too seriously, says Anil
They think, ‘If I go here with him or agree to do that with him it will help build his brand. If I attach myself, his status will go up’. They have this delusional sense of superiority. I feel sad for them Anil Kapoor, actor
Anil Kapoor is rather amused at celebrities who are super concerned about their stature. “I’m not like most stars,” says the 58-year-old actor. “They take themselves too seriously. They will try not to be accessible for the sake of it. They think, ‘If I go here with him or agree to do that with him it will help build his brand. If I attach myself, his status will go up’. They have this delusional sense of superiority. I feel sad for them,” he says in an interview to GQ India, August 2015.
The actor, who is excited about his next project that is an Indian adaption of Modern Family, is far from hanging up his boots, or his charm. “At 75, I want to still have a spark in my eyes. I want to be able to sit with a beautiful woman and a glass of Japanese whisky and be able to charm her. So I ration my fun,” he says, adding in the same vein, “It’s not that I don’t enjoy going to parties, but I need sleep. I’m not greedy for fun. I have based my personal life on reward and punishment. If I have rewarded myself on a particular day, I must punish myself equally.”
But at home, it’s indulgence that rules. “But not with family. There, I want to indulge. It could have been a tough environment with both (daughter) Sonam and me as actors, my son who will be acting soon, and (elder daughter) Rhea as a producer. But Sunita (his wife) ensures there are no strange dynamics. She’s the superstar at home. I am the least important member.”
PHOTO: ERRIKOS ANDREOU/GQ INDIA AUGUST 2015