Tevar taught me to fol­low my in­stinct even more than ear­lier: Ar­jun Kapoor

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In his four years in the film in­dus­try, ac­tor Ar­jun Kapoor (be­low) has tasted both suc­cess and fail­ure. How­ever, it was not un­til last year, after his film Tevar’s re­lease, that he learned some im­por­tant lessons in his life.

“For some films you are pre­pared to face fail­ure, while with the oth­ers you get sur­prised. The big­gest set­back that took a toll on me was Tevar. Firstly, be­cause of the ef­fort that I put in, sec­ondly, be­cause it was a home pro­duc­tion. It hap­pened at a point in my ca­reer when I be­lieved that I am go­ing to be here in the film in­dus­try,” says Kapoor, who de­buted with Ishaqza­ade (2012) in Bol­ly­wood.

Tevar, which was di­rected by Amit Ravin­der­nath Sharma, has def­i­nitely taught the ac­tor some im­por­tant life lessons.

“It taught me one thing. It taught me to fol­low my in­stinct and gut even more than ear­lier. It was more like a film where I said ‘ok let us do an ac­tion film’ and went out look­ing for an ac­tion film rather than the film com­ing to me. I def­i­nitely be­lieve now that I will not go run­ning and chas­ing after ma­te­ri­al­is­tic things. I don’t want to set a plan. I would rather go with the flow. It is al­ways bet­ter to be sur­prised by the stuff that comes to you in­stead of you go­ing search­ing for it,” says the 31-year-old ac­tor.

The ac­tor, who was last seen in Ki & Ka (2016) adds, “I had started to be­lieve that I’ve be­gun to set­tle down as an ac­tor and was get­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties to work. Sud­denly, you give a flop like that and you are ques­tion­ing your­self. Will I have to start from scratch? Will I have to re­work on things? Will I have to work on my­self even more? These ques­tions came

to my mind.”

For some films you are pre­pared to face fail­ure, while with the oth­ers you get sur­prised AR­JUN KAPOOR, AC­TOR

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