Bollywood actor Kunaal Roy Kapur insists that he does not belong to a “real star family”. The 37-year-old, who has films like Delhi Belly (2011) and Nautanki Saala! (2013) to his credit, says he and his two brothers — Aditya and Siddharth — have had their share of struggles in the Hindi film industry. “The three of us weren’t born into stardom. We have worked towards it (gaining a foothold in Bollywood) in our own ways. We just grew up in Mumbai. Having said that, I don’t hold any grudges against people who are from star families in the traditional sense,” he says.
The actor goes on to talk about the criticism he has faced for his weight, but reveals that actresses have it worse. “Several comments have been passed regarding my weight, but they haven’t been as snide as the ones that many women receive. A lot more is expected out of women, unfairly of course. Men still have it easier,” says Kunaal.
The actor also has a strong opinion on censorship. “I think censorship is an outdated concept. You can censor how much ever you like, but people, including youngsters, as well as older audiences, will eventually watch whatever they like on the Internet. There’s no way you can control that,” he says.
Watch Kunaal in a song
Ask him if he is hesitant to do bold films like Delhi Belly today, and he says, “No, I’m not. I will continue to do such movies, as long as they aren’t offensive to the viewers, or people from any caste or religion.” In fact, Kunaal doesn’t even mind doing sex comedies. “If I am approached for an out-an-out sex comedy, I might even take that up. But such a movie’s setting has to be important, and that comes with good writing,” he says.