By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Monday, September 24, 2007
Meticulously planned as he is, Anil Kapoor's dates have gone awry, thanks to his two current projects, one featuring Salman Khan the other with Saif Ali Khan.
Says Anil, "Subhash Ghai's Yuvraaj got delayed because of Salman's problems. Saif's dates were messed up for Yashraj Film"s Tashan after his illness. Yeh sab hota hai. It can't be helped. To sit and brood over it won't help. It"s not just about what I want. It's more to do with the entire team. Anyone can cause a delay, and anything can go wrong."
And that's precisely what has happened with Tashan and Yuvraaj. But Anil isn't complaining. "I'm very happy with my roles in both films. My new look for Tashan has gone down very well with everyone. I"m now just enjoying the process of acting. In fact, I'm enjoying life. When I went for the music launch of Saawariya, I was glowing from inside. I just had a blast. I've never been to a better music launch in my life."
Anil Kapoor and Subhash Ghai go back a long way. And if he has surrendered to Ghai"s vision unconditionally in Yuvraaj then it's with good reason. "I've never asked Mr Ghai about the size or scope of my role. I've just gone by my instincts. Yeah Salman is the leading man in Yuvraaj. But was I a supporting actor in Mr Ghai's Taal? My role in Yuvraaj is substantial. Even if it wasn't I wouldn't mind doing it. I'd do anything for Subhash Ghai." said Anil gratefully on Friday just before he left for Australia for a long shooting schedule of Yuvraaj.
The only other big film on Anil's plate is Tashan. "I'm choosing as carefully as possible. Both Tashan and Yuvraaj take me as far away from the formula as possible."