“When The Cor­rect Per­son At The Cor­rect Time Gives You The Cor­rect Ad­vice, You Have To Take It!”

ARJUN KAPOOR can­didly con­fesses to Su­mita Chakraborty that he loves be­ing an ac­tor and more.

Stardust (English) - - COVER STORY -

You did a dou­ble role for the sec­ond time in your ca­reer. Why? It is so dif­fi­cult to ex­plain the film ( Mubarakan). You have to live it. It’s the most unique dou­ble role you will ever see. It is more out of the fact that there is a char­ac­ter that is Anil chachu, he has a brother and sis­ter. And he has an el­der brother. Now what hap­pens is his twins are left be­hind af­ter an in­ci­dent of course and they need to be taken care of. So, Anil chachu gives one of the twins (that’s me) each to Ratna Pathak Shah and Pawan Mal­ho­tra. We grow up in dif­fer­ent parts of the world and be­come cousins. One grows up to be a Sar­dar and one, Mona Sar­dar. To he kc ha ch ab hatij ab anja ta ha ia urek ma ma bh an jab anja ta hai. So, it’s sheer mad­ness and a laugh-a-thon. Do you think this is your best role till date? Get­ting a role like this is in­deed a ‘once in a lifetime’ op­por­tu­nity. Yes, when Anil chachu heard the script he im­me­di­ately called me up. But that’s destiny na? The roles could have been of­fered to any­body else or gone to some one else. These are mo­ments in your life where you can­not pin­point why an op­por­tu­nity has come to you. But when it does, you just grab it.

Does Anil Kapoor do this of­ten – rec­om­mend a role to you? He’s never picked up the phone and called me to rec­om­mend me be­fore – not for work as far as I am con­cerned. But for the first time, he told me that ‘I think you should hear the script - I think you can do it’. He’s never ever gone into that space with me... He’s saved it to a point where he gen­uinely felt I suited the role. This is the first and only time he’s done this - when he felt that there was any value to the role. I am very cer­tain that if he was an ac­tor, he would be looking at a role like this and would want to do it. He’s done Kishen Kan­haiya. He knows the power of these films which con­nect, he’s worked with Aneez Bazmee be­fore. That’s why I grabbed the op­por­tu­nity. When the cor­rect per­son at the cor­rect time gives you the cor­rect ad­vice, you have to take it! And I did!

How has the jour­ney as an ac­tor been so far? The jour­ney has been beau­ti­ful. I love be­ing an ac­tor. Aisa nahi hain ke pic­ture sign karne ke baad set pe aake lagta hai ki mushkil hone wala hai. Subah uthke mazaa aata hain ki main shoot pe jaa raha hun.

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