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Surviving in this industry for 38 years is not easy thing to achieve: Anil Kapoor

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor is sharing the screen space for the first with actor Arjun Kapoor in Mubarakan.
India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi June 22, 2017 10:15 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Mubarakan alongside his nephew Arjun Kapoor, has said that it was not easy for him to survive in the industry for over three decades. The actor has collaborated for the fifth time with filmmaker Anees Bazmee for Mubarakan. The trailer of the film was recently released and is well received by the audiences.

"...I am working in this industry for last 38 years and in these years, I did various kind of roles and surviving in this industry for 38 years is not easy thing to achieve. I feel, I must have done something right in all these years to hold my position in the industry." Anil said at the trailer launch of "Mubarakan".

The 60-year-old, who made his Bollywood debut with Padmini Kolhapure in "Woh Saat Din", also advised young actors to do films which are family entertainers.

"I want to urge all young actors to do family entertainers which have comedy, emotion and drama if they want to play longer innings in the industry. Films which have entertainment and message is the best combination to have as an actor and Mubarakan has all ingredients of typical commercial family entertainer," he said.

Talking about working with Bazmee, Anil said: "After long time, I am working in a family entertainer. Anees has one specialty in his films that when you see his earlier films like No entry, Welcome, Welcome Back or films written by him like Deewana Mastana or Laadla, there is not a single double meaning dialogue in it so it's always honour and privilege to work with him who is one of great director of the industry."

Actor Arjun Kapoor, who was also present for the trailer launch was asked about the increasing trend of double role movies as his friend and actor Varun Dhawan is also coming up with a double role in the film "Judwaa 2".

"Actors are doing double role since last 40-50 years. I have already done a film which had double role and now Varun is also doing double role in Judwaa 2 and I feel only concept of double role in both films will be similar and stories of both films will be completely poles apart," Arjun said.

He added: "I feel without comparing, each other's film, if these two films are able to entertain people and hold its unique identity then there is no better thing than this."

Chacha-Bhatija Jodi Arjun and Anil are sharing the screen space for the first time. The film, which also stars Athiya Shetty and Ileana D'Cruz, is all set to hit the screens on July 28.

 (With IANS Inputs)