Tuesday February 25, 2020

Actor Arjun Kapoor Discusses About Pros, Cons of Stardom

Over such a short span of time, Arjun has worked with known directors like R. Balki, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Raj Kumar Gupta, Abhishek Varman, Anees Bazmee, Homi Adajania, Ali Abbas Zafar and Mohit Suri

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By Durga Chakravarty

Actor Arjun Kapoor, who will turn a year older on June 26, says he came well-prepared into the industry and always knew the pros and cons of fame.

Arjun, son of producer Boney Kapoor, has grown up seeing his family members face the glitzy as well as the gloomy sides of the showbiz world.

He rose to fame with his debut film “Ishaqzaade”, which released in 2012, and has maintained a variety with movies like “2 States”, “Finding Fanny”, “Ki & Ka”, “Half Girlfriend” and “India’s Most Wanted”. His next is historical drama, “Panipat”.

On facing the pros and cons of being in the film industry, Arjun, 33, told IANS: “Because I am from the profession as I grew up here, I always knew the pros and cons. I had seen it in my family beforehand. It’s a beautiful profession.

“I have never ever told anybody not to come and attempt it because the payoff is tremendous, and now more-so than ever when more than just your face, it’s about your talent.”

This, he says, has also given rise to a “big equality that is setting in”.

“It is becoming more and more available to people to come and pursue their dreams as long as they have talent and potential. So, it has definitely got a lot of pros but cons are they are for all to see,” added the actor, who is reportedly dating Malaika Arora.

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Actor Arjun Kapoor. Flickr

Arjun started working in the film industry as an assistant director on Nikkhil Advani’s “Kal Ho Naa Ho” in 2003. He also assisted Advani on his next directorial “Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love” and worked as an associate producer on two of his father’s productions — “No Entry” and “Wanted”.

As far as the cons of being in the cinema world is concerned, the actor, who is working towards a brawny built for his next “Panipat”, says he is not the only one dealing with it.

“Everyone who is an actor deals with the cons. Everyone gets the pros as well. So, I don’t like to create this martyr image that ‘poor me’. I am not the first and I would definitely wouldn’t be the last,” he added.

Over such a short span of time, Arjun has worked with known directors like R. Balki, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Raj Kumar Gupta, Abhishek Varman, Anees Bazmee, Homi Adajania, Ali Abbas Zafar and Mohit Suri.

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Working with them has given him enriching and unique experiences.

“I have done ‘Finding Fanny’, ‘Aurangzeb’. ‘Ki & Ka’… As a director, R. Balki sir is not the quintessential commercial filmmaker. For ‘Ki & Ka’, he chose a tone that is fun and frothy but that subject was again very offbeat — to play a boy who runs a home while his wife works.

“For me, these are themes that are relevant to society today, important for today’s India but at the same time they appealed to me and I thought they would make entertaining stories.” (IANS)

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“Follow Your Dreams This Decade”, Says Actor Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Urged his fans saying,"follow your dreams this decade... u never know what the future holds for u or any of us"

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Arjun added: "Life is a roller coaster we just gotta ride it... I say this to anyone reading this right now... never give up never listen to the naysayers believe in yourself believe that u are meant to do what makes u happy". Wikimedia Commons

 Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor shared a post on Instagram to recall memories of the year and decade that is ending.

“2019 you taught me well… reminded me what a roller coaster life is… I travelled I lived I laughed I cried… I had some amazing moments, had some that broke my heart… personally, I’m excited about entering the new decade… at the start of 2010 I was a nobody unknown to the world with no real opportunity lying in front of me… today as we close the decade I’m shooting my 14th film”.

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Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor shared a post on Instagram to recall memories of the year and decade that is ending. Wikimedia Commons

“Lots of ups some downs gained an identity lost my backbone in my Mother & Nani forever,” he wrote.

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He added: “Life is a roller coaster we just gotta ride it… I say this to anyone reading this right now… never give up never listen to the naysayers believe in yourself believe that u are meant to do what makes u happy… there are enough forces to pull u down everyday trust me I have seen and felt it but to rise from there by exceeding what everyone thinks of u because u believed in yourself is an unbelievable feeling… when The Underdog wins it’s always a story worth telling… happy new year to all of you who love me & maybe who don’t… follow your dreams this decade… u never know what the future holds for u or any of us… big love”. (IANS)