Anil Kapoor Recalls Being Called The ‘Jhola Wala’ Actor

Jahnavi Patel , 20 Jul 2019
Anil Kapoor (Source: Instagram | @anilskapoor)
Anil Kapoor (Source: Instagram | @anilskapoor)

Anil Kapoor has been a part of the Bollywood industry for almost four decades now and has acted in more than 100 films! Not many actors can sustain for so long but there’s nothing that can stop AK. The Dil Dhadakne Do actor has never minced his words and that’s what’s jhakaas about him!

Recently, during a panel discussion at the Jagran Film Festival, Anil shared how people considered hard work negative back in the days.

He 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 spoke about how it has become ‘cooler’ to do more than one film a year. “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,” he said.

Anil Kapoor also shared that the reason behind doing some of his films was the story.

He said:

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 build 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.

AK sir, this sets you apart from the rest.

Also, he is the cutest dad in B-Town and here we have a video to prove it to you all.

Take a look:

#FatherGoals in every way, amirite?

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