Sunday December 8, 2019

Kick Yourself out of Your Comfort Zone: Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor says that he is a simple man with a simple plan

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Anil Kapoor aims at becoming better than before working hard. Wikimedia Commons

BY SUGANDHA RAWAL

Actor Anil Kapoor doesn’t want to get comfortable with his position in the industry, and says he has a simple plan, which is to be better than yesterday.

“I don’t think I ever want to be completely comfortable for fear of complacency. It’s only when you put yourself in uncomfortable situations that you grow and learn,” Anil told IANS.

“So when you find yourself getting too comfortable and too much at ease, kick yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new,” he added.

Anil entered the industry with a small role in 1979 with Umesh Mehra’s “Hamare Tumhare”, and then went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star, with performances including “Woh 7 Din”, “1942: A Love Story”, “Mr. India”, “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Lamhe”, “Beta”, “Taal”, “Nayak: The Real Hero” and “Pukar”.

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

His versatility is proved by the fact that he was equally at home in these international projects as he was in out-and-out Bollywood outings as “No Entry”, “Welcome”, “Race”, “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “Mubarakan”, “Fanney Khan”, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” and “Total Dhamaal”.

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“Strangely enough, my goals haven’t changed much at all! I’m a simple man with a simple plan — to be better than I was yesterday. So that’s what I continue to strive towards,” said the actor, who recently became part of a panel discussion by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films in Kolkata to decode “what makes films powerful”, as part of a six-city tour.

Next, he wants some “time off”.

“Then we dive into ‘Malang’ promotion mode and of course Karan Johar’s ‘Takht’,” he said. (IANS)

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I am Very Proud of the Work that has Gone Into “Inside Edge”: Richa Chadha

'Inside Edge' has been a huge pet project for me, says Richa Chadha

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Richa Chadha shares that she felt bad for missing the promotional events of the show Inside Edge. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Richa Chadha considers the “Inside Edge” show as her “huge pet project”.

As the second season of the cricket drama is about to launch, Richa shared that she felt “bad” for missing the promotional activities of the show.

She said: “I have been in Lucknow shooting for a new unannounced project. ‘Inside Edge’ has always been a huge pet project for me simply because it was the first of its kind and I’m extremely close to the story and very proud of the work that has gone into it.

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“‘Inside Edge’ has always been a huge pet project for me simply because it was the first of its kind”, says Richa Chadha. Wikimedia Commons

“However, we as a team had to take a call and my dates were already committed here and thus my physical presence for the promotions wasn’t possible. Though I feel bad owing to me missing in Mumbai, I’m certain that the loyalists of the show will definitely come back and see the brand new season and I’m excited to see what people think of the second season”.

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Written and directed by Karan Anshuman, the first season of “Inside Edge” revolved around the Mumbai Mavericks team — a part of PPL (Powerplay T20 League), which is a fictional Indian Premier League kind of T20 cricket tournament.

The second season, which also features Angad Bedi, Tanuj Virwani, Sayani Gupta and Sapna Pabbi, will stream on Amazon Prime Video from Friday. (Bollywood Country)