Friday January 18, 2019

Smiling was Anil Kapoor’s biggest ‘hichki’

Actor Anil Kapoor says one of the major hiccups at the start of his career was that he couldn't smile in front of the camera

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Anil Kapoor, Amritsar
Netflix great for Indian talent to show capability to world: Anil Kapoor. Twitter
  • Anil Kapoor’s latest movie will release this month
  • The movie is called ‘Hichki’
  • The actor worked on his smile a lot for this film

Actor Anil Kapoor says one of the major hiccups at the start of his career was that he couldn’t smile in front of the camera.

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The makers of Rani Mukerji starrer “Hichki” are promoting the film uniquely by asking prominent personalities to share their untold weaknesses and how they eventually converted them into massive strengths.

Along with Anil the movie will also star Rani Mukherjee. IANS
Along with Anil the movie will also star Rani Mukherjee. IANS

Anil said in a statement: “When I began my career, I was told that my eyes are quite small and they looked even smaller when I smiled. That made me conscious about smiling. I would never smile openly, and I would suppress my natural smile. But then I overcame this ‘hichki’.

“I began to stop worrying that my eyes would look small, and I worked on my smile. Now, each time I smile, I do so freely, having overcome it.”

Directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films banner, “Hichki” will release on March 23. IANS

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Actor Anil Kapoor Considers Netflix Great for Indian Talent to Show Capability to World

He said he was not nervous, but a "bit anxious" ahead of the show's launch

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Anil Kapoor, Amritsar
Netflix great for Indian talent to show capability to world: Anil Kapoor. Twitter

Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who has backed Netflix’s forthcoming show “Selection Day”, says the streaming platform is a fruitful opportunity for Indian talent to showcase their craft to the world.

“This show (‘Selection Day’) is an adaption of a really good novel (Aravind Adiga’s eponymous book). It will be screened on December 28 in more than 190 countries all over the world. I think Netflix is a brilliant platform for Indian actors and technicians to show off their capabilities to the entire world,” Anil Kapoor said here.

Anil said collaborating with Netflix as a producer made him feel that production is no longer a thankless job.

“Earlier I used to feel that production is a thankless job. In our family, my father, my elder brother and I have produced many films. After working with Netflix on this show, I feel that production is no longer a thankless job, but it’s the best job. When you are working with them, nothing gets bigger than that,” he said.

Anil Kapoor. IANS

Anil was interacting with the media at the premiere of “Selection Day” along with Kabir Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Sanya Malhotra, Rhea Kapoor, Samir Kochhar, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Farah Khan, Pawan Malhotra, Dalip Tahil, Rajesh Tailang, Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad here on Tuesday.

On the basic premise of “Selection Day”, Anil said: “Cricket is in the backdrop of this show, but overall it is a coming-of-age story about two brothers and the beautiful bonding between the two. I can say that it’s about the dream of father and his kids.

“There are some parents who want to fulfil their own dreams through their children and there are kids who don’t want to listen to their father when it comes to choosing a career. So, all these things are there in this show.”

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He said he was not nervous, but a “bit anxious” ahead of the show’s launch.

“I have made films on many stories over the years but this project was like a cricket match which we felt that we have won quickly. This show is a complete example of team work similarly like cricket matches,” he said. (IANS)