Anil Kapoor: “People Used To Call Me A ‘Jhola Wala’ Actor”

The Mubarakan actor further also said that he is now doing films because of the stories.

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.”

Anil Kapoor: “People Used To Call Me A ‘Jhola Wala’ Actor”
Anil Kapoor: “People Used To Call Me A ‘Jhola Wala’ Actor”

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.”

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