Yesterday Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor said he does not interfere with his children’s – Harshavadhan and Sonam Kapoor – show-biz careers. We assume that also includes his nephew Arjun Kapoor, though he did not mention him by name.
Now Arjun says more than his famous uncle’s on-screen charisma, he is inspired by the veteran actor for the way he leads his life off the camera.
“So, more than inspiration – I’ve seen the journey, so for me, if I achieve whatever I do it will be out of the fact that I have learnt from watching him for a long period of time and it’s more the off-camera stuff that is more inspirational.
On camera, of course, what he’s done is amazing,” Arjun said.
Arjun, the son of producer Boney Kapoor made his debut with “Ishaqzaade” in 2012, and went on to do films like “Gunday”, “2 States”, “Tevar”, and “Ki & Ka”.
He says that growing up around Anil was a “very big paradox”.
“You know, subconsciously, I have grown up around having him next to me while I have watched him on screen. It is a very big paradox to live in, where I’m eating rajma chawal and looking at him and then I am watching the big screen,” he said.
The actor made these endearing comments during an episode of “Vogue BFFs”.
The episode will air on Saturday on Colors Infinity.
Arjun Kapoor next film is Half Girlfriend. It is a comedy based on the novel of the same name by Chetan Bhagat. The film is directed by Mohit Suri and features Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. The Cape Town shooting was concluded in August and the film is locked for release on May 16, – CINEWS