Here’s why Shakti Kapoor’s fam­ily wants him to re­tire

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - En­ter­tain­ment - Yashika Mathur

Ac­tor Shakti Kapoor (right) has been work­ing in the film in­dus­try for al­most 42 years now, and has many mem­o­rable roles to his credit. While his fam­ily and friends be­lieve that he should slow down, he says, “Not now!”

“I will never get tired of work­ing be­cause I told my friends in Delhi that lo­gon ki hobby hoti hai coins, stamps, watches col­lect karna, and my hobby is to act in movies and be a per­former. So, I am fol­low­ing my hobby and get­ting paid for it. What can be bet­ter than this?” asks Kapoor, who has been part of clas­sic films such as Qur­bani (1980), Naseeb (1981), Rocky (1981) among oth­ers.

The 58-year-old ac­tor’s daugh­ter, ac­tor Shrad­dha Kapoor is now an es­tab­lished name in Bol­ly­wood and son Sid­dhanth too, is ready to en­ter Bol­ly­wood. His fam­ily of­ten ad­vises him to re­tire from work. “My wife and chil­dren come to me ev­ery 10-15 days and say that ‘Bas karo and we can’t see you get­ting up in the morn­ing at five and go­ing for a jog, then go­ing for work. We come home in the night and we don’t see you.’ I tell them that this en­ergy (pos­i­tiv­ity) is be­ing dis­trib­uted to ev­ery­one in the house. So, why should I sit back at home and do noth­ing in life?” he adds.

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