Bollywood’s Jhakkas actor Anil Kapoor reveals that people earlier used to call him as a ‘jhola wala’ actor. He says that since he used to prepare a lot for his role, people gave him that tag.
During a panel discussion in Jagran Film Festival, Anil said, “People used to say that I’m artsy. Some used to call me a ‘jhola wala’ actor. They used to say that I prepare a lot for a character. Hard work was considered negative at that time. I think we should appreciate people who work hard.”
He also went on to say that now it has become cooler for actors to do more than one film in a year. “Now this has become cooler. It’s a good thing if an actor works hard and does only one film in two years. Earlier, if we did one film at a time, people would say that he has no work.”
The Mubarakan actor further also said that he is now doing films because of the stories. He said, “The reason I did some of the films was the story. There were so many where the director felt that the other actors or actresses had a better role. I have never looked at it that way because if a film is successful then the media and the trade will try to built a cast system around it. I have never bothered about it. It used to affect me a little bit (earlier) but I always knew what my instinct was when I signed the film. I have so many examples where the films were successful because I went not for my role but for the overall story which was very good.”