Give Anil Kapoor a role he can sink his teeth into and the actor will happily go the extra mile for it. Case in point being his next, Fanney Khan, which sees him collaborating with producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The actor will be seen playing an aspiring singer in the musical that also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

To achieve the haggard look of a struggling musician, Kapoor had gone off salt and sugar for twenty days. Now, the actor has gone a step further — he has adopted a no-phone policy on the set, in his bid to portray his role without any distraction.

Says a unit source, "Anil has not been carrying his phone to the sets since he wants to be completely focussed on his character. He feels that a good script, a good role and above all, a good team makes all the difference. And he has got that combination in this film."

While some film units impose the policy to avoid pictures being leaked from the set, Kapoor has made the choice of his own accord. "Not carrying cell phones was a conscious decision so that I don't get distracted for even a second."

The actor feels that apart from physical transformation, an artiste also needs to mentally align with the character he plays.  "Every character requires the same amount of commitment and that is what I am doing with this one."


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