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Here's why Kunal Kapoor rejected most of the films offered to him

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Heres why Kunal Kapoor rejected most of the films offered to him

Actor Kunal Kapoor is quite selective about the films he chooses to work on. This is the reason why he has only starred in around 15 movies despite being in the industry for close to 17 years. Kunal believes that the reason he doesn't take up most of the projects that come to him is that the characters are usually one dimensional and unrealistic. Currently, Kunal has been raking praises for his portrayal of the Mughal Emperor Babur in the web show 'The Empire'.

Looking upon the intial phase of his career, Kunal said, “When I started off, two things happened. One, when you are successful, everybody wants to box you and cast you in similar roles, which was something I did not want to do. Secondly, the content in the industry has changed a lot in the last 15 years. When I was starting out, I found the characters very unrelatable."

Describing how cliche the roles were back then, Kunal said, "I found them as hero was a hero, villain was a villain, there was nothing in between. Every film made was about aspirational NRI characters that were wearing particular kind of clothes, everything was shot outside India. Those were characters I honestly didn’t get, I was looking for ones that were more relatable and flawed. What’s happened in the last few years is that more of these characters are being written."

 

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