Published On: Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

Anil Kapoor is ready to play father or grandfather



Bollywood veteran actor come producer Anil Kapoor, over and over again tagged as a “forever young” celebrity in the entertainment industry but he has recently stated that he can play the roles as father or grandfather and he is ready to step into their shoes on screen as it is just the role that concerns to him. He is going to become 60 but age does not appear to be the selecting feature for his work in the industry.

Anil, who has performed a father to actors for example Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra on the big screen in recent times stated that “I am looking forward to Fanney Khan. We launched it on Eid. It has a fantastic script. It’s a musical. I am really thrilled to be part of it as this is the first time that I am playing a character whose name is Khan. He is a father too.”

The Slumdog Millionaire luminary, in addition, spoke regarding his role in the Indian version of the famous American TV show 24. He further added “I am playing a father in 24 as well. I have a grown-up son and daughter in the show. In its second season, you will see a major conflict between me and my son. The scenes have come out really well. In fact, I don’t mind playing a grandfather as long as my role is great,”


The second season of 24 is positively achieving the entire buzz, in particular for the kissing scene amid Anil and his co-star Surveen Chawla. When it was inquired that whether he was nervous while shooting it, Anil answered, “You are playing a character. It’s just a job. I don’t get nervous. I think we were convinced about it and the channel gave us the freedom to do it so we did.”

Stating regarding the show’s elevated triumph in India, Anil added, “We have kept the aesthetics of 24. The endeavor is to show that we are no less than international film-makers and production companies. For that, we had to work extra hard. The budgets are much lesser than international shows but we have tried to give good results,”

The Welcome star further continued that he was skeptical regarding the show achieving a movie adaptation. Anil told that “The creators of the American 24 have been trying to make the show into a film for so long. But they have not been able to crack it because the basic concept is 24 hours,”

Anil as well revealed enthusiasm regarding hitting 60 in December this year. He said “I am looking forward to it. For me, every day is a birthday, New Year and Diwali. I love to celebrate life as I feel blessed that I am alive and breathing in this beautiful world,” On the professional side, he will be appeared with his nephew Arjun Kapoor in film-maker Anees Bazmee’s subsequent film, he said “I won’t tell you the story, but it’s exciting. We will try to entertain the audience. It’s close to my heart as I am working with a family member,”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.