What is Anil Kapoor’s strategic career plan?


Bollywood’s jhakaas actor Anil Kapoor, was recently seen playing father to actor’s Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. Anil Kapoor whose looks defy age had to undergo a lot of convincing to play father to the grown up actors. Anil Kapoor plays Kamal Mehra, the patriarch in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ reveals how he had to psych himself to play a father character, and followed a strategic plan to extend his career.

Anil Kapoor said, “In my head, Ranveer (Singh) is playing my son; I am not playing his father. So you have to see it this way: I am playing a patriarch. You need conviction to play such a character. When Zoya came to me, she said ‘Anil, I am coming to you as a lead’. I am the lead in DDD. If I do a Race also or if I do Welcome or No Entry, I am playing the lead. I am packaging it and making it an ensemble because I am not a solo hero. See, it’s a very strategic plan I am following so that I can extend my journey as an actor. Every actor has to plan this to extend his career.”

Anil Kapoor further added, “One of the reasons I agreed to play a father in DDD is to stop that perception of me that I have of being eternally young. People talk about a fountain of youth that I have discovered. I didn’t want to live with this image. It’s a trap. I just want to get out of it because it’s a very tiring trap. And I should not be delusional, like actors become. Now I am in my 50s, I have grown children and my son is about to make his debut in films… I decided to get out of this trap.”

With ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ Anil felt like he can come out of this trap.