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I was self-obsessed: Anil Kapoor

bollywood Updated: Sep 22, 2011 16:32 IST
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Anil Kapoor, riding high post his international success with Slumdog Millionaire, now wants to focus on social issues by lending his support to birth registration and human trafficking.

The 51-year-old actor, who has given major hits like Mashaal, Tezaab, Virasat, Taal, Pukar says ten years ago he was just full of himself -- his family, his career and thought of nothing beyond that.

"Some years back my life was all about me, myself, my film, my career, my family, my house. I was self-obsessed and then I realised that it was enough. It was then I decided to focus on other things in life than just myself," Anil told PTI.

"I realised it was time for me to give back and do something selflessly. My wife and children motivated me to be part of social issues and it was then I got myself involved," he said.

The actor has pledged his support to the promotion of birth registration, as part of the Universal Birth Registration campaign (UBR) and also participated in an initiative to eradicate girl trafficking.

"I wouldn't have done this 10 years back. I used to wonder how people get involved with such issues. But then when I started, surprisingly I enjoyed doing it, felt happy and satisfied. It is a fulfilling experience," said Anil, who was in the capital for the premiere of CNN's documentary on human trafficking.

Anil, who is also a producer, said that since Bollywood has such a huge mass appeal, mainstream films on various social issues should be made to create awareness.