This is the best phase of my life: Anil Kapoor
Melbourne: After completing nearly four decades in Bollywood, actor Anil Kapoor says he is going through the best phase of his life and attributed his success to his loving and supportive family.
Kapoor, 58, who attended the fourth edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) here as chief guest, said, “I think I am going through the best phase of my life. I have been fortunate that I made the right choices. My hardwork, destiny, right choices and of course the support of my family.
“This profession is very tough and you need the right kind of support that can keep you sane and normal. I never look back when I do a film,” the star said.
Kapoor, whose last release was “Dil Dhadakne Do”, said starring in the film was a great experience and he really loved working with director Zoya Akhtar.
The actor’s next film “Welcome Back” is due to hit theatres on September 4 this year and Kapoor said he is looking forward to it.
“I am looking forward to the release of ‘Welcome Back’ and then I start the second season of my TV series ’24’. I am very excited about that.”
Kapoor said that he always chooses a film or a role on his instincts. “Anything which has good material whether it is Bollywood, Hollywood or TV and I enjoy doing that. I pick my roles and I go by my instincts.
“And of course money… It is important but it is not the most important. You have to survive,” he said.
When asked if he ever thought of going behind the camera or retiring from films, the actor replied, “No. Never.”
Kapoor was accompanied by his daughter Sonam Kapoor at IFFM. He was conferred with a special IFFM award for excellence in world cinema.
He also became the first Bollywood star to hoist the tricolour at the iconic Federation Square along with Indian High Commissioner Navdeep Suri, Consul general Manika Jain and hundreds of Indians.