Anil Kapoor: Acting is about engaging audiences.

For Anil Kapoor, acting is all about being able to connect with his audiences and the actor feels fortunate that in his career, which spans over 35 years, he was offered scripts that enabled him to do that.

Decoding his journey in Bollywood, which started in 1971 when he played the role of a young Shashi Kapoor in Tu Payal Mein Geet, Kapoor believes it is a combination of things that have worked in his favour till now — from good scripts to the respect he has earned from his peers and fans.

Whatever planning and strategy you do, one would never know what will come your way. Because people are offering me different scripts, I am in a better position to chose and do what is right for me.

There are lot of actors who are not offered those kind of films. I am very fortunate that all kinds of films are offered to me from mainstream to emotional to action films, the actor told PTI.

Anil Kapoor slate for the year is full as the actor will soon start shooting for Anees Bazmee’s Pagalpanti in London. He also has Karan Johar’s Takht and a biopic on Olympian Abhinav Bindra with his son Harsvardhan Kapoor.

I have never taken my work lightly. I am happily busy. Other than acting in films, I do take out time for my family, friends and workouts. But acting will always be my first passion. I feel honesty and sincerity does finds it’s place somewhere.

For certain films you have to be spontaneous and instinctive and for some you have to do quite a bit of prep work. I am playing a Gujarati in Total Dhamaal so I had a dialect coach, he helped me. For every film it is different.

Total Dhamaal, the third instalment in the hit comedy franchise Dhamaal, reunites the actor with his 90s co-star Madhuri Dixit Nene and he is happy to be once again paired opposite her. The film releases on February 22.

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