Being selective has not been easy, but worth it: Kunal Kapoor
The actor will soon be seen with Akshay Kumar in Gold, directed by Reema Kagti
He is very selective when it comes to picking projects, but is not willing to ditch his personal beliefs for more work. Kunal Kapoor says it is important as an actor to "be seen" but even more important to be part of work that one believes in.
The actor says there was a time when he didn't have a release for a couple of years, but he didn't give up. "I am getting a chance to work with such amazing filmmakers like Gauri Shinde, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Reema Kagti and the legendary director Jayaraj," says Kunal. "I've been told one of the reasons that they want to cast me is that they associate me with quality work. And even though there was a time when I did not have any release for a couple of years, I did not give in to work that I had no personal belief in. It has not been easy, but I feel like it has been worth it," he adds.
He will soon be seen with Akshay Kumar in Gold. Directed by Reema Kagti, the film is about India's first Olympic medal win as a free nation in the year 1948 at the 14th Olympic Games at London. It will release on Independence Day, 2018.
Kunal, who is married to megastar Amitabh Bachchan's niece Naina, says he is in a very exciting place as an actor. Reflecting on his journey, he says, "There was a time when I was not taking up work, because the roles I was being offered were very similar to what I had done in the past. People are in a rush to put you in a box, because a character that you have played in the past, has worked. That fortunately has changed."