Tuesday afternoon had a surprise in store for staff of dna Three Bollywood actors, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor, landed up at our office for a chat. Tuesday afternoon had a surprise in store for staff of dna. Three Bollywood actors, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor, landed up at our office for a chat. On a hot day, the three hunks coolly fielded questions with élan. At the end of it all, Anil Kapoor exploded with a “jhakkaaaaassss”, and a trainee journalist from the UK had to be convinced that he did not mean ‘jackass’!
From playing gangsters and cops in Shootout At Wadala, to super-bikes and super scripts to the Oscars and other awards the conversation went all over the place. We discovered John’s dislike for potato crisps and Anil Kapoor’s fondness for them; While Tusshar reminisced about his earlier visits to Bangalore, all three shared their views on working in sensible films and lobbying in the film industry. And while most of the discussion centred around their forthcoming movie, the articulate Anil also made some interesting observations. “As a journalist in Bangalore, you would love it if your stories are read by Bangaloreans.
It would get better if the whole country read it. But imagine the impact on you if you knew that your article would be read by people across the globe. It’s the same with us. And it’s not just about us actors; it could be about anyone. You always have to have the intent of doing it. True that Vicky Donor didn’t go to the Oscars. True that Gandhi My Father, which had the potential, was not even considered. It might happen again, but we have to keep doing it till we reach a much larger global platform. And it’s not about the award; it’s about the exposure, it’s about the people out there who are going to see your work and appreciate it. There is great satisfaction in that,” he says. Right on, Mr. India!