Not all successful people in film industry are talented: Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor who has acted in quite a few films in his career spanning over three decades says that feels that most artists in the industry today are �stars� and far from being called �actors.

Not all successful people in film industry are talented: Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor who has acted in quite a few films in his career spanning over three decades says that feels that most artists in the industry today are ‘stars’ and far from being called ‘actors.

Kapoor, who turns 61 on Monday, in an interview with Hindustan Times said, "In the film industry, it’s not easy to become an artist (or actor), and comparatively, it’s much easier to be a star. It will take seven births for a star to become an actor. An actor is born — some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”


The actor who has not been able to make it to the list of mainstream commercial actors when asked how he reacts when he’s called an offbeat actor or an underdog, he says, “This is the irony of this country. What else can I say? If my talent is not being recognised by the majority of this country, if I couldn’t become a star, that’s my fate and not my fault. I am not going to sulk.”

Kapoor is seemingly unhappy with aspiring actors who enter Bollywood with an intention of achieving the ‘star’ status. “They’re not bothered about the art or an artist or aesthetics. That’s because most of our country’s population idolises Katrina Kaif, Sunny Leone, Salman Khan. There’s nothing wrong with these people, but social media has put them on a pedestal. Not all successful people in this industry are talented. But if you happen to meet a successful and a talented person as well, it’ll always be in minority."

The actor has worked in films such as Mr. India (1987), Hum (1991), Aitraaz (2004), Viucky donor (2012) and Shaukeen(2014).

He recently shared screen space with actor Akshay Kumar in courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 and is getting lauded for his onscreen performance.