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Annu Kapoor: I am a struggler and will remain one

Updated on: 20 February,2024 02:17 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Annu Kapoor Birthday 2024: We revisit the time the actor spoke about not getting his shares of success in the industry and feeling like a struggler

Annu Kapoor: I am a struggler and will remain one

Annu Kapoor

Actor Annu Kapoor who was last seen in the comedy film 'Dream Girl 2' has been a part of the film industry for over four decades. Today, on his birthday we look back at the time he spoke about his career in the film business and how he feels that she never got his share of success. 

In his 40-plus-year career in Indian showbiz, the veteran actor, 68, has done it all — from television to movies, to OTT series. His resumé is dotted with memorable films like 'Tezaab' (1988), 'Darr' (1993) and 'Vicky Donor' (2012), as well as the ’90s game show, 'Antakshari'. However, looking back at his career, Kapoor believes he did not get his due in Hindi cinema. “[Even] after 40 long years in the film industry, every role is a challenge for me. Unfortunately, I am not one of those privileged people who got success easily. I didn’t even get my share of success, neither did things come easily to me. I am thankful to those who appreciate my work. But I am a struggler, and will remain one," he told Mid-day. 

Going forward, the actor asserts that he will only give his nod to significant roles, like the one in his latest release. He is happy that strong parts are coming his way. “I have done enough insignificant roles, proving my [worth] again and again as I stood next to some ham actors. I have been surviving with grace and honour. But now, either you give me my due, or get lost.”

Annu Kapoor is known for sharing his unfiltered thoughts and speaking his mind. In an interview with Times Now last year, he was asked about the term 'struggling artist', to which he said, "Mujhe iss Prithvi pe ek aisa insaan bata do jo struggle nahi kar raha hai. Aapko struglee lagta hai ki sirf dhan ka hai, ya yash ka hai. Aap agar Mukesh Ambani se bhi puchenge, unka bhi struggle hai, wo bhi struggler hai(Show me one person in this world who is not struggling. You think struggle is only about money and fame, but if you ask Mukesh Ambani also, even he has struggles, even he is a struggler)."

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