The veteran star shared his opposing and optimistic viewpoint during an interview ahead of his new film Jugjugg Jeeyo
Last Updated: 09.43 AM, Jun 23, 2022
There’s a reason Anil Kapoor is still sustaining a stellar career in Bollywood and even branching out to Hollywood. He doesn’t let age or people’s opinions serve as barriers to expand his talent and has always been vocal about backing young actors too. His recent comments about today’s generation of talents once again stands testament to this.
In a recent interview, director Karan Johar had said that today’s generation of actor lack the stardom that Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan or Dilip Kumar had. The reason he stated this was that the young crop of actors is now “more accessible, more available” and hence lack the mystery and aura that has often being associated with the superstars of the industry that made them revered, even among their colleagues. Though he said that today’s actor are brilliant artistes, they don’t have that magic anymore to turn heads when they walk into the room like Shah Rukh Khan.
Anil Kapoor, however, had a contrary view to this. In a recent interview, ahead of the release of his upcoming movie Jugjugg Jeeyo in which he will be sharing screen space with Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani, the veteran star said there will be bigger stars. “There will always be someone better, always,” he stressed. “There will always be someone bigger than the better.” The actor pointed out that’s how the world works and even threw in the reference of how people said that there won’t be a bigger star than Elvis Presley but then came Michael Jackson, to further reinforce his point.
The actor also said that based on his experience spanning over four decades in the film industry, people keep saying that what a particular star has achieved is the peak. “There will be someone better, in every which way, as a talent, in stardom, in popularity, as a charmer,” he said, adding that the best way to go through it all is to enjoy and ensure that you do a good job.