Anil plays a turbaned Sikh for the first time in ‘Mubarakan’


Anil Kapoor never beyond words… color. In his 35-year vocation as a main man, the ever-youthful Kapoor, who has played everything conceivable from a mentally unbalanced man in Eeshwar to a large man in Badhaai Ho Badhaai to the Chief Minister in Nayak, now leaves on yet another untried way. 

In the prospective Mubarakan, Anil plays a turbaned Sikh interestingly. Says the excited actor, “It would be an honour to play a Sardar. I have a fabulous role in Mubarakan. I go into this film right after I complete the shooting of my television serial 24. It would be the ideal stress-buster after the intense action and drama in 24.”

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Anil has great regards for director Anees Bazmee. “He has made some of the biggest hits in the comedy genre without resorting to vulgar double entendre. Mubarakan, too, is completely free of any crudity, and that’s what I love about it. It is one of the most brilliant scripts I’ve come across in the comic genre.”

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Significantly, this time, writer-director Bazmee won’t be directing his own script. Says Anil, “This is a rare occasion when Anees is not directing his own script. It’s also the first time I am acting with my nephew, Arjun Kapoor.”