I WANT TO DI­RECT A FILM: AR­JUN

The ac­tor says that once he has learned the ropes of film­mak­ing, he will def­i­nitely don the di­rec­tor’s hat

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Ac­tor Ar­jun Kapoor (right) did not make in­roads into Bol­ly­wood as an ac­tor. The 30-year-old first worked as an as­sis­tant di­rec­tor in Nikhil Ad­vani’s 2003 film Kal Ho Na Ho, and later in 2007, on Ad­vani’s Salaam-E-Ishq, be­fore de­but­ing as an ac­tor in Ishaqza­ade (2012). And Ar­jun says that di­rect­ing a film is def­i­nitely on his mind.

“I def­i­nitely want to di­rect (a film) and I know that I will. It’s just that I don’t have the time for that right now. I mean, I don’t know when I will do it and I don’t re­ally want to force it,” he says, adding that for now, he just wants to con­cen­trate on act­ing. “I’ve just fig­ured out how to be an ac­tor. And hon­estly, I am en­joy­ing it. I am in love with ev­ery mo­ment of it. Maybe, once I reach the cross­roads, where I want to do some­thing more than act­ing, maybe then,” he says ex­plain­ing that he wants to try his hand in di­rec­tion only af­ter he learns more about the art of film­mak­ing. “See, to be a di­rec­tor you need to have all-round knowl­edge of film­mak­ing. Right now, I am go­ing through a phase where I am

still learn­ing. I want to learn a few more things, so that when I make a film, I am con­fi­dent about mak­ing it. But, di­rec­tion will be the next step, def­i­nitely. That’s how I see my evo­lu­tion,” says Ar­jun, who will next be seen in a film with Ka­reena Kapoor Khan.

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