Kunal back to books, studying to fly planes

Actor is currently gearing up for exams, looks forward to becoming a qualified pilot soon

entertainment Updated: Jul 12, 2011 16:35 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times

Rang De Basanti (2006) actor Kunal Kapoor is going back to his books, literally. While he isn’t going to be a part of fun-filled college life again, the actor, who will be seen next in director-actor Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming Don 2: The Chase Continues with Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, has been quietly pursuing his second passion after acting — flying planes.

Apparently, Kunal has been learning to fly for a while now and will get his license soon. All that is left is for the actor to clear a couple of exams before he becomes a qualified pilot. And to make sure that nothing goes wrong, Kunal has been spending a considerable amount of time locked up in his study.The actor, who is a flying enthusiast, says that he wants to do really well in these exams and get his license as soon as possible.Kunal Kapoor

But like many others, he too hates studying, especially solving physics and mathematics problems.“I remember, in school, I used to dread exams but as an actor, every Friday is like the biggest possible exam for you. So now, every other exam really seems like a cakewalk. And it’s actually great fun going back to books. It takes you back to your college and school days, especially the dozing off before the end of the lecture bit. I am loving the experience,” says Kunal, who has also been busy wrapping up filmmaker Priyadarshan’s upcoming multi-starrer Tezz. The 33-year-old actor was last seen in Rahul Dholakia’s Lamhaa (2010) along with Sanjay Dutt and Bipasha Basu.

First Published: Jul 11, 2011 15:33 IST