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Arjun Kapoor: Interesting roles are being written for actresses

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor feels interesting roles are being written for actresses today.

Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor

"They keep asking about women-oriented films. I like to put it this way that nice characters are written for actresses than saying that women oriented films are being made," Arjun told reporters here at a book launch event, last night.

"That is a new way of conversation but this (roles for women) has been there for many years. Women characters on-screen have become fantastic," the 30-year-old actor said.

The "Gunday" actor was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of "Me, Mia, Multiple" penned by Debashish Irengbam. Noted writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar was also present at the event.

"Our industry has now realised the value of good writers. There was a phase where lot of things got lost, we tried to put in masala ingredients into cinema and there were lot of things that went haywire. But I do see lot of things will change," he said.

Before becoming an actor Arjun said he did try writing as he wanted to become a director.

"I tried writing because I wanted to be a director but I wasn't good at it. My mind ran faster than my hands could as I thought of too many things. I wanted to encompass everything into one. I realised that I am not good at it. I did not dwell on it again," he added.

Arjun does think there are novels that can be turned into feature films and it is time the Indian film industry explores this.

"Today 'Lord of the Rings', 'Harry Potter' have turned into films. India needs visionaries like that not only to write it but execute it as well. There are so many ideas that exist in our mythology," he said.

Arjun said he does not like reading books.

"I have never had the appetite to read novels. But I can read scripts. I had not read 'Two States' also. I did not want to read it to get influenced," he said.

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