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