‘With all due respect to Arundhati Roy, she has betrayed the country many times’
New Delhi: Veteran actor and National Award-winning actress Annu Kapoor, who has starred in films like Mr. India, Vicky Donor, Utsav, Dar and Shaukeen, is best known for hosting Close-Up Antakshari over the years. The veteran actor is now gearing up for an OTT stint with Crash Course on Amazon Prime.
In a recent conversation with Hindustan Times, Annu Kapoor opened up about her acting career and how she couldn’t become an IAS officer. He even reflected on the idea of joining politics.
He said, “I’m not fit for politics. I don’t have the talent to be a politician. In one of my shows, I was explaining the literal meaning of politician. Bali means many and some hidden slang, tician means rengne waale keede, politicians or people in judiciary or bureaucracy, all people. By-products of our system, unfortunately, our system is one of the most corrupt, hypocritical and hypocritical systems in the world. I don’t care about Switzerland, America or Guatemala, I care about India, I take my motherland very seriously and I feel very sorry about that.
In the same interview, he talked about Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy. He tried to explain OTT platforms, saying, “The people who sit above OTT, with all due respect, come from the advertising world – people who want to show everything within a minute. In the advertising world, you’ve got to sell them. Things that don’t have quality, you’re trying to sell a false world, and I think that’s the same with cinema.” In cinema, you ask an actor to be unreal to portray a person, a character, but to create it. If the interviewer is an actress, this is your true self, I take you as an actor, I ask you to be unreal and real as Arundhati Roy. It’s acting.”
He added, “I take the name of a lady named Arundhati Roy, with all due respect to her, she has betrayed the nation many times.”
The veteran actor, who has featured in several superhit shows and films, will next be seen in Amazon Prime Video’s Crash Course.
Produced by Owlet Films, produced by Manish Hariprasad and directed by Vijay Maurya, Crash Course stars Mohit Solanki, Hridhu Haroon, Anushka Kaushik, Rithi Kumar, Bhavesh Balchandani, Aryan Singh, Hethal Kada, Anvesha Vij in an ensemble cast of eight new faces. Starring Annu Kapoor, Bhanu Uday, Udit Arora, Pranai Pachauri and Bidita Bagh.
The 10-episode drama series is a fictional story of two warring coaching institutes and the impact it has on a group of young students preparing for their competitive exams, the dreams in their eyes and the expectations of their families. .
It is streaming on Amazon Prime from August 5, 2022.