‘WON’T LOOK WEST’

Ac­tor Ar­jun Kapoor says he does not want to take up projects in Hol­ly­wood just yet

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At a time when Bol­ly­wood ac­tors are go­ing to Hol­ly­wood, Ar­jun Kapoor (above) feels he is too new to ven­ture in the West as he wants to make a mark in the film in­dus­try here.

Ac­tors like Priyanka Cho­pra, Deepika Padukone, Nim­rat Kaur and oth­ers have got work in the West, but the other main­stream ac­tors, like the Khans and the newer gen­er­a­tion, have not ven­tured there. “To each his own. I can’t speak on be­half of any­body. Right now I am try­ing to build my au­di­ence here. As an ac­tor you need to be in a se­cure place to move bags there. I feel I have to achieve a lot here,” says Ar­jun, and adds, “I don’t think it’s about he­roes and hero­ines, it’s about what you feel like do­ing. There are peo­ple who get hap­pi­ness by be­ing here in India,” he says.

The 31-year-old ac­tor feels there should be a de­sire to go and work in an­other film in­dus­try. “The de­sire has to be there. I don’t know if I have the de­sire still or not (for go­ing to the West) as I am still new here, I am dis­cov­er­ing my­self here. I am very new, I have done just seven films,” he says.

Ar­jun feels ac­tors like Priyanka and Deepika have achieved im­mense suc­cess in Hindi film in­dus­try and have ex­plored op­tions in Hol­ly­wood. “Priyanka and Deepika have achieved a lot here (in India). They have not gone there for a day, they have gone there for months and for that you need to be in good place in your pro­fes­sional life back home,” he says.

How­ever, he is open to the idea at a later stage. “I would say never say never, if some­thing comes up I will con­sider it. I am not some­body who would not con­sider the pos­si­bil­i­ties,” he says.

It’s about what you feel like do­ing. There are peo­ple who get hap­pi­ness by be­ing here in India AR­JUN KAPOOR, AC­TOR

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