The best phase of Anil’s life

The ac­tor-pro­ducer says he is for­tu­nate to have made the right choices, and that he has the sup­port of his fam­ily and friends

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A ctor Anil Kapoor (above) has spent nearly four decades in Bol­ly­wood and de­liv­ered some real boxof­fice gems but for Kapoor, his best phase of life is right now.

“I think I am go­ing through the best phase of my life. I have been for­tu­nate that I made the right choices. My hard work, des­tiny, and of course, the sup­port of my fam­ily,” says the ac­tor, adding, “This pro­fes­sion is very tough and you need the right kind of sup­port that can keep you sane and nor­mal. I never look back when I do a film.”

Kapoor, whose last re­lease was Dil Dhadakne Do, said it was a great ex­pe­ri­ence and that he re­ally loved work­ing with di­rec­tor Zoya Akhtar. Kapoor’s next film is due to hit the­atres next month and Kapoor says he is look­ing for­ward to it. “I am look­ing for­ward to the re­lease and then I start the sec­ond sea­son of my TV se­ries, 24. I am very ex­cited about that.” Kapoor also re­veals that he al­ways chooses a film or a role on his in­stincts. “Any­thing that has good ma­te­rial — whether it is Bol­ly­wood, Hol­ly­wood or TV — and I en­joy do­ing that. I pick my roles and I go by my in­stincts. And of course, money... you have to sur­vive af­ter all. It is im­por­tant but it is not the most im­por­tant,” he said. When asked if he ever thought of go­ing be­hind the cam­era or re­tir­ing from films, the ac­tor’s re­ply is short but sure: “No. Never.”

He does how­ever, say that all medi­ums of en­ter­tain­ment are noth­ing with­out good writ­ers. “I am al­ways on the look­out for good writ­ers that I can use in my movies and TV shows. I need their sup­port and tal­ent. Whether it’s movies, theatre or TV, they are noth­ing with­out writ­ers.”

Anil, who has also donned a pro­ducer’s hat, says, “I’m buy­ing rights of many books and if you lis­ten to the rates these writ­ers are de­mand­ing, you will be shocked. I like it when writ­ers ask for more, but some­times it’s too much. But it’s ok... as a pro­ducer I think like that.”

Money... It is im­por­tant but it is not the most im­por­tant thing. You have to sur­vive

Anil Kapoor, ac­tor

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