India’s top Hollywood export, actor Anil Kapoor can’t wait for his third outing at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA ) ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House. And, he can’t wait to work with his daughter Sonam.
This is for the second time that the 52-year-old will be presenting an award at BAFTA. “I am extremely honoured and delighted to be at the event this year. BAFTA is more intimate than the Oscars, which is more stressful.” The ceremony, scheduled to take place on Sunday night (GMT), will air live on PIX.
Next on Kapoor’s mind is doing films with daughter Sonam. “I want to work with Sonam. Spread the word. But it should be a script that suits both of us,” he says. His upcoming Bollywood films include Tezz, Race 2 and Shootout at Wadala.
The actor, who was last seen in Tom Cruise-starrer Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, also recently attended the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards in LA, where he had meetings with some top production houses. He is looking forward to his next Hollywood release, Roger Donaldson’s Cities. “This is the best phase of my career. Meri Paancho unglian ghee main hai aur sir kadhai main. I’m happy doing one film at a time in Hollywood.”
Ask him about his TV production — the Indian remake of the popular American series, 24, and Kapoor says, “I am very excited about it. Once I am back from BAFTA, I will start working on it full time.”
Interestingly, his French beard seems to have done wonders for him. “My French beard is lucky for me. Toh mujhe continue karna padega is look ke saath. It works for me,” he says.