Television needs to show some thrill, says Anil Kapoor

  • Monica Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2016 19:22 IST
(Left to right)Sikander Kher, Sakshi Tanwar and Anil Kapoor in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

Actor Anil Kapoor was in Chandigarh to promote the second season of the Indian adaptation of a popular American show 24.

“I consciously work upon myself to evolve as a better actor and person. I work on my acting, looks and career choices to get better with time. I don’t believe in ‘Been there done that’ attitude and always strive to do different things.” said the 59-year-old.

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Talking about his daughter Sonam Kapoor being under the scanner for her films, Kapoor said, “Everyone looks at her performance with a telescopic lense.”

Kapoor’s feels his son Harshvardhan, who is also set to debut in the industry, is lucky to have got the opportunity to begin his career with Rakeysh Omprakash.

Promoting season 2 of 24, Kapoor said, “I would love to take the 24 series to next level and make a movie. The challenge is how to put the 24-hour journey in just two and a half hours.”

“I expect more from television. It is slightly slow and the medium needs to show some thrill,” the actor says.

Sakshi Tanwar and Anil Kapoor during a press conference in Chandigarh. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

Actress Sakshi Tanwar, who became a household name with her daily soaps ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’ and ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ is also a part of the 24 this time and will be seen as an ATS chief. “The serial was a challenge and I had to unlearn a lot as it was not the usual emotional stuff. The role was a stark contrast from the work I have done. It is time that we start watching different work on television.” Sakshi will also be seen in Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’

Sikander Kher, son of Bollywood actors Kirron Kher and Anupam Kher, who plays a drug lord in the series said, “It was a learning and fun loving experience to work with the energetic actor like Anil Kapoor.”


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