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‘Our generation not bothered about no. game’

2 States actor Arjun Kapoor says the current generation of actors in Bollywood is not interested in the number game.

The 29-year-old star feels ranking of actors is subjective so they should not be constantly compared to each other.

“We are not horses that we will always be in a race. We are not interested in becoming number one, two or three. These rankings are subjective. 10 people will like one actor, others will like some different actor.

“We are new. We are enjoying just being a part of this profession. We have got an opportunity to be in Bollywood, we are using that and working hard. We can only think about the number game after sustaining for 10-12 years. Media should not compare us,” Arjun said on the sidelines of Agenda Aaj Tak 2014.

The Ishaqzaade star said audience has started accepting unconventional-looking actors, which has helped him gain a fan base.

“Times have changed. Unconventional-looking actors are accepted today, I am not conventional and have got accepted by people. Conventional has become boring. This is an exciting time today. We can express our attitude, personality and conviction without any hesitation. That is how the current generation is. This has affected Bollywood too,” Arjun said.

The actor added that nowadays real characters are written, which are not larger-than-life, unlike the old times when there was a certain image of a Bollywood hero.

According to Arjun, relatable characterisation is one of the reasons why actors don’t have the same stardom as veteran superstars today.
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