In a recent interview with Midday, Anil Kapoor fondly recalled his father, who passed away in 2011. Anil described him as a genuinely good man, highlighting his honesty, decency, and introverted nature. He emphasized that his father was not the assertive or aggressive type commonly associated with the film industry but rather a gentleman.
The actor also shared that his father explicitly communicated, “I cannot do anything for you,” and he never anticipated any assistance. Reflecting on this, he felt an instinctive urge to take charge, stating, “It’s time for me to get out, go to the battlefield, and fight it out.”
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Nevertheless, the journey for a star kid like Anil was not as seamless as one might assume. The scarcity of promising offers did take a toll on him, despite his eagerness to make a mark in Bollywood.
During that challenging period, Anil Kapoor revealed that it was exhausting, it was tiring, frustrating. He looked worse, he felt worse. He used to sit with his friends and have Rum. He was a bitter person. Despite the difficulties, he channeled those emotions into his work, as seen in projects like Awaragi and Mashaal. Anil acknowledged that the anger and bitterness during that phase were reflected in his performances, particularly in Mashaal.
Anil Kapoor embarked on his acting journey with the Telugu film Vamsa Vruksham, following a minor role in the Hindi film Humaare Tumhaare. However, true recognition arrived with the 1983 film Woh Saat Din. Since then, the actor has delivered numerous blockbusters, including Mr India, Beta, Lamhe, and Nayak, among others.
He was last seen in Sandeep Reddy Vanga‘s ‘Animal’ which has been a blockbuster at the box office. Next, he will be seen in Siddharth Anand‘s ‘Fighter’ with Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan in lead roles.