Actor Kunal Kapoor, who is returning to the big screen after a brief hiatus of three years, says he is ready for any genre given the script is good.
Kunal along with his ‘Kaun Kitne Paani Mein’ co-stars Gulshan Grover and Saurabh Shukla was in Delhi on Tuesday (August 25). Talking to Indian Express.com, Kunal Kapoor said it was not a conscious decision to stay away from films just that he didn’t find the right scripts post ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurrana’.
“There is no plan behind it, there is no particular reason. I think the only reason really is that the sort of scripts I am looking for I haven’t had a chance to get. I got this after a long time and I thought this was exciting. And I feel instead of doing work that you don’t believe in, just so that you can have release every year, I think it is important to choose work that gets you excited about,” Kunal said.
Kunal Kapoor, who is doing another light-hearted comedy post Luv Shuv, said post ‘Kaun Kitne Paani Mein’, he is now turning writer and is already working on three scripts.
On being asked what are his next projects, a smiling Kunal said: “I haven’t signed anything currently but I am writing a couple of scripts. Infact I am writing three scripts right now. They are all very different from each other – one is an action, one a comedy ensemble cast, the other one is a musical.”
The Rang De Basanti actor says he is open to doing action movies and might end up doing one soon. “Action is going to be exciting,” he said. “The last two films have been light hearted films. Last was ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurrana’ and now ‘Kaun Kitne Paani Mein’, but I think it is not a conscious decision. It really depends on the scripts that you get. I am up for anything. Romance, action, drama, comedy. It really has to be the story and the content that excites you.
When asked whether he ever felt insecure during his break, Kunal said he has always been a secure actor and never shied
away from praising others for their good work.
“There has never been any major insecurity and frustration. As long as you are working on yourself and you don’t feel like you are wasting time, you feel okay. But there is this feeling ‘wow! Wish I had been part of that’ when you
watch a good film,” he said.
In “Kaun Kitne Paani Mein”, directed by Nila Madhab Panda of “I am Kalam” fame, Kunal plays a prince of a small village
in Odisha, which faces a water rivalry with the neighbouring rural area.
The newly married actor said he was drawn to his character because it gave him the opportunity to explore a new horizon.
“I am a Bombay boy brought up in Juhu. I have a very myopic sort of world view because that is the world you grow up and feel that is all. It gives me a chance to look at the world with completely new eyes and explore a world which I have never experienced before,” he said.
Also starring Saurabh Shukla, Radhika Apte and Gulshan Grover in pivotal roles, “Kaun Kitne Paani Mein” releases this Friday (August 28). (With PTI inputs)