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Did you know Anil Kapoor started his career as a background dancer?

Actor Anil Kapoor after the success of his last release ‘Race 3’ will next be seen in ‘Fanney Khan’, a musical comedy. The movie is an official remake of the Belgian film ‘Everybody’s Famous!’ and is being directed by Atul Manjrekar.

Anil Kapoor is busy with the promotions of the movie that also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles. During an interaction with media on the sets of a reality show, ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani 2’ along with Mika Singh, Badshah, and Sunidhi Chauhan, Anil revealed how he started his Bollywood journey as a background dancer.

Remembering his days as a struggler Anil Kapoor, who had marked his Bollywood debut with ‘Woh Saat Din’ said, “Not many people know that I started my career as a background dancer in 1979-80.”

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He further added, “I completed my acting course but I wasn’t able to get any work so, there was a show which was going abroad. In that show, there was Zarina Wahab ji, Padmini Kapila, Hemant Kumar saab and Nutan ji. When they were ready to go that time, they needed some background dancers so, I went there as a background dancer and I think, I used to get 15 pounds for one show at that time. I am thankful to all of them who gave me the opportunity to work on those shows.

Going into nostalgia the ‘Mr. India’ actor said, “I think, even if you are a background dancer or doing your thing in the corner if you work hard and if you are talented enough then people do recognize your effort.”

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan opened up on being a part of ‘Fanney Khan‘ and said, “I am very proud that I am part of ‘Fanney Khan’ and when I saw Anil sir in the trailer of the film wearing a simple shirt and playing the trumpet on a roof, it was such a beautiful visual for me. It’s a beautiful story of a father and a daughter who supports her in her life and career so, the curiosity about the film has increased and I can’t wait to watch the film.

‘Fanney Khan’ is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Anil Kapoor, P.S. Bharathi, Rajiv Tandon, Krishan Kumar, Kussum Arora & Nishant Pitti and scheduled for a worldwide release on August 3.

On the work front, Anil also has ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga‘ with daughter Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. A Shelly Chopra Dhar directorial, it will release on October 12.

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