From starring in Bollywood blockbusters like Mr. India, Lamhe and Race, to working with Hollywood and British film greats, such as Tom Cruise, Danny Boyle and Kiefer Sutherland, Anil Kapoor has succeeded in crossing boundaries during his 30-year career.
In his exclusive interview for Sanona’s new web series, Kapoor discusses breaking the mould by being the first truly international star of big and small screen. Post Slumdog Millionaire and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the actor/producer is set to star in India’s version of hit American TV show, 24. Find out why he feels the big-budget show has the potential be a “game changer” and bring the standard of Indian television drama up to international standard.
“I’ll ask God to play a part in one of my films”
Talking about his passion for cinema since an early age, Kapoor admits that even after death he would probably want to continue acting, joking, “I’ll ask God to play a part in one of my films”.
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Soap star come good, Prachi Desai’s talent and beauty radiates on screen, making her one of Bollywood most sought after new actors. She has won critical acclaim for roles in movies such as Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Bol Bachchan and impressed romantic comedy fans in her latest release, I, Me Aur Main.
“I must be a one film wonder”
Switching from television drama to cinema, Prachi says she was initially dismissed as a just another pretty face with critics predicting, “I must be a one film wonder” post her success in Farhan Akhtar’s Rock On!
Having already starred opposite some of the Hindi film industry’s top heroes, including Emraan Hasmi, Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham, the Gujarat born heroine undoubtedly has a great career ahead of her. Catch Prachi chatting about her handsome co-stars, the trials of moving from small to big screen and much more, on Studio Sanona today.
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The first series of its kind, Studio Sanona is free to watch online and has been launched by Sanona, the UK’s largest online Pay Per View (PPV) Indian movie streaming service. Filmed in Mumbai and London, the show celebrates 100 years of Indian Cinema and is hosted by top entertainment journalist and friend to the stars, Asjad Nazir.
The series started with an intimate tête-à-tête with current queen of accolades Vidya Balan talking about her former career on television, dealing with abuse from the press, questions over her looks and finding incredible success in commercial Hindi movies. Ali Zafar, Mira Nair and Riz Ahmed followed.
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