Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon starrer Panipat – The Great Betrayal, hit the theater a few days back, while it was expected to do big, the film failed to the box office.
The Ki and Ka actor was also criticized for delivering bad acting. In a recent interview, the actor opens up about his film selections. And how he does not sign films to seek external validation and proving himself.
According to the actor, the film he chooses is to enjoy the roles. Even though viewers’ reactions are important, he doesn’t take up the role just because doing things for results might cause him to make the wrong decision.
He also revealed that being a star kind definitely helps him in the industry. However, he also got rejected by the filmmakers Aditya Chopra four times before he roped for Ishaqzaade.
“I have grown up in this film industry so I have seen the highs and lows through my parents, so maybe being a star kid is that they prepare for the good and bad slightly fast. You get opportunities easily in the beginning. Maybe, I would have asked my father to pick up the phone and meet Aditya Chopra but I chose the path which I felt was right, meeting casting directors and going for an audition.”
“Aditya Chopra rejected me three to four times. And I don’t know whether it had anything to do with my surname. When he saw my photos, he said, ‘I can take you as a character actor’. Then I auditioned again for ‘Ishaqzaade’ and I got the film. I don’t think my surname had anything to do when he was rejecting me either,” the actor told the daily.
Arjun also expressed respect for non-star kids like Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal. He says it must be more difficult for them in the industry.