I don't look down upon any medium: Anil Kapoor
The actor who's worked in television and web series, in addition to cinema, says all mediums serve the cause of storytelling
Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who has explored television and digital entertainment platform along with Bollywood cinema, says, as an artist, he does not look down any medium. "We choose the medium based on the nature of the story. At the end of the day, it is the celebration of the art of storytelling," he says.
"There is no doubt that cinema has a certain magnitude, but I see no reason to look down upon television or web series," he adds.
According to Anil, diversity is the global trend in entertainment these days and "we should grab the opportunity." The actor, who has featured in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire, and other international projects such as Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and the American television series 24, will also be seen in the upcoming Amazon web series Oasis, in addition to playing the character of an NRI Punjabi in the film Mubarakan.
Talking about the last, he says, "Kartar Singh (his character) is an oddly emotional Punjabi who misses his pind (village) so much that he creates a mini-Punjab in London, where he grows vegetables, and has a tractor just as he did in Punjab."
He believes that technological advancement has given creative freedom to filmmakers as well as actors. "I have acted in a science fiction film like Mr India in 1987, where we were not technically advanced compared to present times. We had to put in a certain extra effort. I'm don't mean that performers can act less now and get away with it, but you see, for instance in our film Mubarakan, Arjun's double role looks so seamless because of technology," Anil says, and adds, "As long as we are using technology to bring out our creative best, it's great for cinema and storytelling."