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Arjun Kapoor: I feel I am a bit of an underrated actor
Mumbai (Maharashtra): Arjun Kapoor was hailed for his debut performance in the thrilling love story ‘Ishaqzaade’. Although everyone thought such a good beginning will be the base of a successful career, his later films could not justify the actor’s talents fully. Even after doing some good films like Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar, Arjun Kapoor is yet to establish himself as the leading star power of the Hindi film industry. Even the actor feels that craft is not given enough credit in the mainstream media. He also questions why actors should be divided into groups according to the films that they succeed in.
In an interview with Indian Express, the actor revealed that he always aspired to be an all-rounder. He said, “The aspiration is to try and do all sorts of films and yet remain mainstream, and engage the cerebral audience. So, I chase that balance. I’ve always been inspired to dabble in both worlds, but impulsively people tend to tag me in the mainstream category. If you look at the kind of work I’ve done, I’ve also meandered into finding myself by pushing myself into Finding Fanny and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and now Lady Killer.”
Commenting on how he feels that he is a bit of an underrated actor, Arjun added, “I feel I am generally a bit underrated and more of an underdog when it comes to performance. People imagine that I am a better mainstream hero. But I guess it is the culture and nature of this business, where sometimes, because of the lineage you come from, or the kind of expressive nature you have off camera where you’re unabashedly filmy, and I am kind of unapologetically that, so maybe that kind of takes more precedence over your regard for the purity of cinema. But I have both in equal measure.”
Workwise, Arjun has several projects coming out including Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kuttey, The Lady Killer alongside Bhumi Pednekar and Kenda with Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh.