Kunal Kapoor was at an all time high when his film Rang De Basanti released in 2006 and he revealed that a lot of people came up to him saying he could be the next big thing in Bollywood. The expectations he says, were too high for a newbie like him and that made his choices of selecting films much harder. Kunal Kapoor said,
"After Rang De Basanti, suddenly everyone started saying 'oh you're the next big thing'. When that happens to you, especially when you're not from the industry and have never dealt with that kind of success, a lot of your decisions then get based on the fear of not wanting to let go of that success."
He further commented, "I became an actor because it gave me the chance to be a part of the stories that I wanted to act in and do characters that I've never done. If I introspect my last one decade of acting, I know I've to let go of that fear."
The actor was last seen alongside Alia Bhatt in Dear Zindagi and said that he only does films which he now wants to do and doesn't hold on to his fears. "It doesn't matter whether the film does well or what people say about my role. It's about what I want to do."