I love being an underdog: Arjun
Having had a fair share of hit and flop films in his career so far, actor Arjun Kapoor feels he is an underdog and likes to experiment and defy the odds.
The 30-year-old actor made a splashing debut with Ishaqzaade, but his next film Aurangzeb did not do that well. However, it did not deter him. He bounced back with two back-to-back hit films Gunday and 2 States, but again disappointment came with Tevar. Nevertheless, of late he has been entertaining the audience as a homemaker with Ki and Ka.
“I love being the underdog. Before Ishaqzaade, everyone said he is a producer’s son, what will he act. When I did 2 States, people were like how can I do a romantic film, and the same happened when I did ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ (TV show)...how can I host. I love defying the odds,” said Arjun.
“The success is not in the hands of trade and media, but audience. The audience is loving me and no one can write me off. We have to respect the audience,” he added.
With senior actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and the Khans around, Arjun feels there is work for everybody. The actor is content with his acting career so far.
“I was accepted as an actor. I got lucky that due to the success of my first film, I did not have to go to anyone for work. I am very content with what I have done and will be doing. It is not difficult to get good work,” he said. His earlier film Tevar, despite being a ‘masala’ entertainer, considered to be one of the loved genres, failed to create magic at the box office.