Soon after the success of ‘Jolly LLB 2’, Annu Kapoor got candid about his journey in the entertainment industry. It’s the first time ever that Annu Kapoor has given an interview without being diplomatic.
Taking a sly dig at Vishal Bhardwaj and Mira Nair, Annu Kapoor revealed that they once betrayed him and he wants to stay away from such intellectuals. Speaking further, he said,
I want to stay away from intellectuals like Vishal Bharadwaj and Mira Nair. I was once offered broadway. They made me do 8-9 days practice and then they didn’t even have the courtesy to say thank you, it’s Mira Nair. Vishal Bharadwaj asked me to do the broadway. But why should I be afraid? Is Mira Nair giving me my bread? I also complained to Vishal and he agreed. There wasn’t money involved and they were looking for a man who can act and sing 14 songs live. Now, you tell me if you can think of someone else.
It’s extremely disappointing that these people cannot even pay courtesy. There’s a professional courtesy! And if you can’t fulfill even that and go on to tag yourself as an intellectual, then I am way happier to live like away from such people.
He also made a comment on Bollywood’s obsession with Hollywood. According to him, it was Priyanka Chopra’s luck that got her a role in a Hollywood flick, Baywatch, and not her talent.
Annu Kapoor made a sarcastic comment on Bollywood’s obsession with Hollywood and said,
We are professional actors. So, wherever a professional sees an opportunity gets a professional and monetary benefits, he will jump into it. Now why we are going to Hollywood? No, it doesn’t happen like that. Hollywood comes here and audition and take them.
You realise or not, Hollywood is extremely credible and bigger industry. And also, We all are obsessed with white people and the language.
Priyanka got selected for Hollywood film then she is a world class actor or Hollywood doesn’t have an actor like her. It’s just her luck.