His father Jeetendra was a yesteryears icon, while his sister Ekta is fondly called a TV czarina, but Tusshar Kapoor is stil struggling to make it big. The actor admits he made mistakes in his career, but is enjoying the current phase.
"So far the journey has been very fruitful. I have made mistakes, but it has been a learning experience. I have learnt so much while meeting and working with different kind of people. Overall it has been very satisfying. I have learnt everything on job," Tusshar told IANS on the phone from Mumbai.
Tusshar made his Bollywood debut in 2001 with Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai alongside Kareena Kapoor. After that he appeared in a string of films like Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa, "Kucch To Hai, Gayab but all of them failed to rake in moolah at the box-office.
However, a breakthrough in his career came through Golmaal where he played a mute boy, a role that earned him rave reviews.. He went on to prove his versatility by doing intense roles in films like Shootout at Lokhandwala, Shor In The City and most recently The Dirty Picture.
"I never planned my career. It was in my mind that I want to be an actor. I am enjoying this phase as I have been receiving different kinds of films. After comedies like Golmaal, Life Partner, I did films like Shor In The City, which proved my versatility. It is important for an actor to prove he or she is versatile because this industry has been of those have been versatile in their careers," said Tusshar
"I have been improving and climbing up the ladder of success. The perception of people towards me, as an actor, has changed a lot. People have started taking interest. They know me as an actor now, not only in metros but also in small towns which is the most satisfying thing. They know me as Tusshar Kapoor," he added.
After The Dirty Picture, Tusshar is gearing up for the release of his new film Chaar Din Ki Chandni. Directed by Samir Karnik, it features Kulraj Randhawa in the female lead.
It releases Friday.
And the actor is all praise for Karnik, whose last release Yamla Pagla Deewana, was a blockbuster.
"We had a lot of fun working on the film. Karnik is a very energetic person and knows what he wants. There was a lot of positive energy on the sets, the whole 50-day shoot was fun," he said.