Last Updated: 03.12 PM, Jan 12, 2022
Arjun Kapoor is a busy man. The actor has several upcoming projects he is juggling with. These include Ek Villain 2, directed by Mohit Suri; Kuttey, which marks the directorial debut of Vishal Bhardwaj’s son Aasmaan; Lady Killer by Ajay Bahl and a yet-to-be-titled film along with John Abraham, helmed by Jagan Shakti.
Calling himself, a director's actor, the actor spoke about dabbling in the best of both worlds of mainstream and content-heavy cinema during an interview with IANS.
The Ishaqzaade actor said he goes with whatever his director says and tries to do justice to the role and the script. "So, if today, people are loving what I have done in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, they will also need to understand that I need such films and directors to showcase nuance and layer and in-depth acting,” he said.
He added that he was launched as masala and mainstream hero, and he also looks at himself as someone who is more designed for such cinema.
The actor is currently on cloud nine as his performance in the recent Dibakar Banerjee’s film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is being appreciated. Talking about the response he has been receiving, he said, “This kind of outpouring of love for me hasn’t happened since my debut in Ishaqzaade and I’m really thankful to everyone for appreciating what I have done in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.”
A director's actor, he also added that the response he has been receiving for the film is because of his director Dibakar Banerjee. Banerjee, he said, believed that he could bring the broody intensity that was required to set the mood and the tone of the film. "He was there with me, beside me at every step of the way like a shining guiding light and I thank him for bringing out shades of my acting skills that even amazed me on the set,” he said that he will not let any filmmaker or producer down. And now, he is all set to surprise people by doing projects that they would never imagine him in.