Ar­jun doesn’t do films to outdo oth­ers

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Ar­jun Kapoor does not lose sleep over oth­ers’ suc­cess. The ac­tor, who’s known to share a cor­dial re­la­tion­ship with his con­tem­po­raries Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Ran­veer Singh, just wants projects that will yield good re­sults. “It’s easy to look at an ac­tor’s suc­cess last Fri­day and feel in­se­cure, but you’ve to look at his or her jour­ney. You can’t think why some­one’s film worked and mine did not. I don’t do films to outdo oth­ers. Com­pe­ti­tion is healthy, and we all have to con­sol­i­date our po­si­tion,” he says.

“You get an op­por­tu­nity, you grab it. I got to do dif­fer­ent kind of films. I got a chance to do an English film, I did it. Then, a chance to do TV, and I had an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The risk, chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties I’ve grabbed paid off well,” adds Ar­jun, who has done films such as Ishaqza­ade (2012), Au­rangzeb (2013), 2 States (2014), Te­var (2015) and Ki & Ka, this year.

Shift the topic to his views on re­cent con­tro­ver­sies on com­ments made by Bol­ly­wood big­gies — Salman Khan’s rape anal­ogy, Ir­rfan Khan’s views on Qur­baani, and Aamir Khan com­par­ing him­self to a waiter — and Ar­jun likes to re­serve his opin­ion. “Who am I to com­ment on it? They have their mind­set and we should re­spect who­ever has said what­ever they have,” he says.

You can’t think why some­one’s film worked and mine did not. Com­pe­ti­tion is healthy, and we all have to con­sol­i­date our po­si­tion

AR­JUN KAPOOR, AC­TOR

PHOTO: ATUL KASBEKAR

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