In his over 30-year career, Anil Kapoor has worked in different kinds of films. While some became blockbusters, others failed to make a mark at the box office. But the actor feels that “there are a lot of ways of looking at work”. “Hits are great, but quality is better. The applause I got for Mr India (1987) was much more than any of my top grossing films. One should look at quality first. There are certain things you don’t do for money, but for the pleasure of creating something. Many people will demoralise you when you do that. But it all depends on how much dum (power) you have,” he says.
The 59-year-old has seen “several ups and downs”, but he feels that one should simply do one’s job and move on instead of pondering over what went wrong. “There is always a risk (if you are in the entertainment industry). With creative work, you never know how the audience will react. I never thought that I would get so much love and appreciation. God has given me much more than I deserve,” says Anil, who is behind the Indian adaptation of the American television series, which stars Kiefer Sutherland. The actor also plans to bring a few other international shows, including Modern Family and Prison Break, to Indian television. “My team and I have been working on it. We hope to bring the shows to Indian TV soon,” he says.
Ask him about his opinion on the state of the small screen in India, and he says, “A lot of interesting things are happening in India. There is a huge change coming. There are various online channels that are popular with the youth. I think it is exciting times for content on television.”