Most stars take them­selves too se­ri­ously, says Anil

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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

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