Shootout At Wadala is not a documentary: Anil Kapoor
Actor Anil Kapoor, who is currently shooting for director Sanjay Gupta’s crime-thriller, Shootout At Wadala, clarifies that the film, which depicts the encounter of gangster Manya Surve in 1982 with the police, is not a documentary.
“Shootout at Wadala is not a documentary film. It is an entertaining drama. Keeping the facts intact, we have picked some of the turning points and interesting incidents from his life and have dramatised them to make it an entertaining film,” says Anil, who plays the role of police officer Isaqe Bagwan, who fatally wounded Manya, played by actor John Abraham. Kangana Ranaut plays the lead opposite him, while Sonu Sood plays Dawood Ibrahim in the film. Actors Manoj Bajpai and Tusshar Kapoor will also be seen in pivotal roles.
Kapoor, who recently shot for an action sequence at a chawl located in a narrow bylane in Andheri (W), says, “I am very comfortable shooting in such places. This is the actual Mumbai: places like Dharavi, Dongri, Chembur, Parel, Lalbug, Girgaum, where most people live in chawls.” He adds: “I, too, lived in Chembur in my initial days.” Kapoor shot with actor Ronit Roy and Mahesh Manjrekar at the location.
The Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) actor has grabbed another Hollywood film, Cities, to be directed by Roger Donaldson. The actor plays a cop in that movie too.
He is keen to do Hollywood projects as he gets to exhibit his acting skills to a much bigger audience.
“The Hollywood films I have done have been big grossers. That means their reach is massive and that gives a huge exposure to my work,” he says. But ask him if, after doing two Hollywood films, he is now tuned to their work culture, and he says with a laugh, “This is my home. I am more comfortable here for obvious reasons; I know the work culture here so well. There I feel lost sometimes.”
The shoot for Cities is set to start around October.
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