Evergreen Anil Kapoor is one of the coolest actors in Bollywood. He is energetic, effervescent and total bindas. You ask him about anything under the sun and he will say exactly what is there in his heart, without mincing words. Apart from his nonpareil acting talent, which keeps him relevant even today, it is perhaps his candour and frankness which make him one of the most loved actors of Hindi cinema.
Kapoor’s new film Fanney Khan is running in cinemas, and everyone is raving about his brilliant performance in it. Over the years, Anil has worked with hundreds of actors, met thousands of people and made some very close friends in his journey.
So, when we recently asked Anil Kapoor to name some of the Fanney Khans he has come across in his life, the actor did not waste a single moment and went on to reveal a long list.
“I think we all have a Fanney Khan inside us. All our mainstream actors who have made it big are Fanney Khans. Shah Rukh (Khan) is a Fanney Khan from what I know about him. I know Salman (Khan) very well. He is a Fanney Khan. Aamir Khan is a total Fanney Khan (laughs).”
The award-winning actor went on to add that besides well-established actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, there are many young actors who qualify to be Fanney Khans.
“Including some youngsters also, like Ranbir (Kapoor) and Arjun (Kapoor). They all have that streak in them. So, they are also Fanney Khans.”
Anil Kapoor feels that not only actors, but there is also a long list of filmmakers who are Fanney Khans because they went through so much in their lives to become what they are today.
“Not just actors, there are many directors who are Fanney Khans. Subhash Ghai is a Fanney Khan. Raj (Kapoor) Saab and (Sanjay Leela) Bhansali are Fanney Khans. There is something which is unique in them. They have gone through so much in life: struggle, family, children, team, office, company, etc. When you will see the movie (Fanney Khan), you will realize, every family has one or two Fanney Khans.”
Though names revealed by Anil Kapoor makes sense but the odd part is that there aren’t any females in the list. What do you think about that?