Reality over perception

Actor Arjun Kapoor opens up about his method of choosing films

July 14, 2015
The actor is currently busy working on R Balki’s new untitled project. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who has done films like Gunday, Aurangzeb and Tevar doesn’t like to be characterised as an action or a romantic hero, and says that he will “never get trapped by thinking about the perception” of other people.

“I think the audience likes to see films. They are not there to only see me being an action or a romantic hero. People believe in good work. So I will never ever get trapped by thinking about the perception. I will always go after the material, like I am doing with R Balki’s new film,” Arjun said in an interview.

Having stepped into characters with rugged looks and oodles of action in movies like Ishaqzaade and Gunday, Arjun begs to differ when asked if he intends to do more romantic films, especially after the success of his 2 States.

“See, Balki’s film is romantic; Ishaqzaade is also an out-and-out romantic film. I’ve not done any action in it...its set in a world that has a lot of violence and this perception is created by the media.

“We as actors never think about the perceptions that are being created or what people think,” he added.

The 30-year-old actor, who was rumoured to be stepping into actor Shahid Kapoor’s shoes for the film Farzi, says that at the moment he is doing only Balki’s film, which is as yet untitled.

Arjun will start shooting for Balki’s project around July end, and says he is “very excited” to work with the Paa filmmaker and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

“I am pretty excited to work with two of the most talented people in our country Balki and Kareena,” the Finding Fanny actor said, adding that it is a romantic film. But he didn’t divulge any further details about the project.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th,  2015.

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