In the list of Bollywood idols who have made their way into Hollywood, one iconic name is of Anil Kapoor. The Mission Impossible star Anil is now set to debut in a sci-fi digital The Book Of Strange New Things. The movie is based on Michael Faber’s book.
Here, Anil has shared his idea on being inventive as an actor. Well, he believes in re-inventing himself. He likes to be in a situation where there’s a probability to fail.
Here’s what he has to share-
“So, when I get an opportunity to push myself I grab it. Like I did with my first Hollywood film Slumdog Millionaire where I played an anchor and had to suddenly speak in English. I did 24 and could have failed there on the small screen, but I just worked harder.”
“When I did Mission Impossible, I was scared again. Though it was a huge success, it was a small cameo. It wasn’t a lead role and I had to do my best to stand out. I admire all the famous character actors like Paresh Rawal, Naseerudin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Ben Kingsley. Doing different things is the only way I can sharpen my skills and not stagnate as an actor.”
On being asked on acting in a sci-fi ever before……
“This was a scary factor for me. Now, thanks to this, I am seeing all those sci-fi films and understanding what it is about. I have seen Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars, but that’s about it. I am a boy from Chembur, what do I know about such people? I just knew that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. But now, slowly when I watch sci-fi cinema, I enjoy it more. By the way, Sonam has read the book and loved it.”
Isn’t it really JHAKKASS???