Arjun Kapoor Feels He Is Underrated As An Actor; ‘People Imagine That I’m A Better Mainstream Hero’

Arjun Kapoor’s recent release Ek Villain Returns did not manage to impress the audience or the critics. The actor recently spoke about the Boycott trend and received quite some flak for speaking against the negative trend. Arjun has spoken up again and this time around the actor spoke about his own personal trajectory in Bollywood and said that he has been underrated as an actor by people. Kapoor explained that people imagine that he is a better mainstream hero and doesn’t know the art of acting.

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In an interview with IndianExpress, Arjun Kapoor said, “The aspiration is to try and do all sorts of films and yet remain mainstream, and engage the cerebral audience. So I chase that balance. I’ve always inspired to dabble in both the worlds, but impulsively people tend to tag me in the mainstream category. If you look at the kind of work I’ve done, I’ve also meandered into finding myself by pushing myself into Finding Fanny and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and now Lady Killer.”

He added, “I feel I am generally a bit underrated and more of an underdog when it comes to performance. People imagine that I am a better mainstream hero. But I guess it is the culture and nature of of this business, where sometimes, because of the lineage you come from, or the kind of expressive nature you have off camera where you’re unabashedly filmy, and I am kind of unapologetically that, so maybe that kind of takes more precedence over your regard for the purity of cinema. But I have both in equal measure.”

He further explained that films always go wrong but when bigger films go wrong there is more conversation around it. Arjun Kapoor is currently working on Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s Kuttey and Ajay Bahl’s The Ladykiller.


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