Here's why Arjun Kapoor is not threatened by competition in Bollywood

May 13, 2016, 08:20 IST | PTI

Arjun Kapoor says he is not competing with his contemporaries; lucky to have the luxury to pick and choose work

Arjun Kapoor does not feel threatened by competition in the industry as he says unlike others, he is fortunate to have the option to pick and choose his films and directors.

Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor

The 30-year-old actor, who is into his fourth year in Bollywood, says rather than being bothered by others bagging better roles and films than him, he prefers to concentrate on his own career. “I am among the fortunate few who can be selective about their work and choose who they want to work with and what they want to do. I still have that option in hand which a lot of actors don’t. So, why will I feel pressure seeing others’ work? I concentrate on my work,” says Arjun.

The actor says he wants to sustain long enough to be able to play the main lead in films till the age of 46. “It is survival of the fittest not quickest. You can rise but you have to sustain. I have been rising very, very slow and I prefer it like that,” he says.

Arjun was at the receiving end after the failure of his 2014 film Tevar, produced by his father Boney Kapoor, with many even writing him off as an actor. He managed to silence critics with his recent release Ki & Ka, which fared well at the box office. The actor, however, says he never dwells on negativity and has accepted that failure is an integral part of an actor’s life.

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