‘Suc­cess means be­ing ready to fail’

... and when you do, don’t be scared, get up again and work harder, says Anil Kapoor

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Ac­tor Anil Kapoor who has been a part of the film industry for more than three decades now, says the abil­ity to bounce back af­ter a dis­ap­point­ment is what shows one’s de­gree of be­ing suc­cess­ful. “For me, suc­cess will al­ways be be­ing ready to fail. You should not get scared to fail. You need to get up again and work harder,” says Anil.

When the ac­tor talks about suc­cess, he adds it needs to go much be­yond one’s ca­reer. “I don’t look at suc­cess only pro­fes­sion- ally and fi­nan­cially. For me, it’s also health, fam­ily, coun­try, my so­cial com­mit­ments and my re­spectabil­ity. You need to have suc­cess in every­thing,” says Anil. “How fit have you kept your­self ? What’s the bank bal­ance of your health be­sides your bank bal­ance of money? All th­ese things are im­por­tant. It has to be over­all. For me that is im­por­tant. Be­ing at the peak of your ca­reer and not be­ing healthy is de­press­ing,” adds the 58- year- old.

Mean­while, Anil, who is work­ing on the sec­ond edi­tion of the desi ver­sion of Amer­i­can show, 24, says that the pres­sure is more this time. “We have to work even harder. The story and the screen­play need to be very strong. I am happy with what we have come up with. In fact, I think it is bet­ter this sea­son,” he says.

I don’t look at suc­cess only pro­fes­sion­ally and fi­nan­cially. It’s also health, fam­ily, so­cial com­mit­ments and re­spectabil­ity

Anil Kapoor, ac­tor

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