Saturday February 22, 2020

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
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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Passion, Hard Work, Zest for Life Keep me Going, Says Anil Kapoor

So, what keeps so high on energy? "Passion, hard work and a zest for life!" he signed off

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Actor Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star. Wikimedia Commons

BY AHANA BHATTACHARYA 

At 62, Anil Kapoor’s fitness level serves as a goal for youngsters. The self-confessed sprint connoisseur is counted among the fittest actors in the industry and is also enthusiastic about yoga and weight training.

Opening up on his fitness secret, he said: “My trainer keeps changing my workouts so that my body doesn’t get too comfortable in any one thing. But the idea is to have a good balance between cardio and weight training.”

Asked about his diet, the actor commented: “I don’t follow any particular plan. I just eat what feels right for my body, and that’s usually healthy, simple food.”

A sprint fanatic, Kapoor recently got a chance to interact with Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake during the latter’s recent visit to India. While Blake was in the country to create awareness on road safety, Bollywood veteran Kapoor reveals the duo took out time to discuss health and fitness apart from their common interest, sprinting.

Anil Kapoor, Amritsar
Anil Kapoor. Twitter

“I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to watch and learn from Yohan. He is such a consummate professional!” said Kapoor about his experience of interacting with Blake.

Anil Kapoor rose to stardom in the eighties when fitness was not a priority for actors. Quizzed if today’s generation of actors is more conscious about health and fitness, the actor smiled and replied: “I’d say that’s a fair assumption. The youth of today are very knowledgeable about the science behind health & fitness and are therefore in a good position to make good choices.”

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After four decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor is still super-active in films. His releases thsi year have been “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”, “Total Dhamaal” and “Pagalpanti”. His roster next year comprises “Malang” and “Takht”.

So, what keeps so high on energy? “Passion, hard work and a zest for life!” he signed off. (IANS)