Anil Kapoor admits that doing
action sequences has become tough for him but the 53-year-old
industry veteran says he has not given up and is training hard
to keep fit and fight the goons.
Anil Kapoor flexed his muscles during 90s in many of his
films including Rakhwala, Meri Jung and Insaaf Ki Awaaz
among others. With Tezz, Race 2 and his upcoming release
Shootout at Wadala, he is back in action space.
"Today it gets difficult to do action scenes as I am
not young. So physically I have to be much more fit and
stronger. As there is a possibility of me getting hurt more.
The flexibility becomes lesser, the metabolism becomes slower
and the bones are little weaker," Anil Kapoor told PTI.
"I have to work hard and be extra cautious. And sleep
well before I go for shoot. Earlier there was a time when I
used to not sleep properly and go on sets and do action but
today I can't afford that. So I have been mentally alert. I
have to act my age," he said.
Anil Kapoor, even when he is not shooting, chooses to work
out on his body and remain fit and strong.
"I am ok with it (larger than life action). I like it.
I have done Rakhwala, Insaaf Ki Aawaz, Jeevan Ek
Sangarsh and so many films where action was over the top,"
Anil Kapoor said.
"What I am doing today is also fun. I am an actor so I
have to do different things. But now I don't prefer to do that
kind of action films as I have done that... So let the younger
actors do it now," he added.
Shootout at Wadala is an action crime drama directed
by Sanjay Gupta. It is a prequel to 2007 film Shootout at
Lokhandwala and is based on the first-ever registered
encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was
shot dead, in Wadala in 1982.
The film features John Abraham as gangster Manya,
Tusshar Kapoor as gangster Sheikh Munir, Sonu Sood as Dawood
Ibrahim Kaskar, Manoj Bajpai as Sabir Ibrahim Kaskar and
Kapoor as ACP Isaque Bagwan.
The film will see Kapoor doing some real action
"In this film, the budget was constrained. So our
action is quite real and in the given budget we have tried to
do as much effective action as we could. Our budget is not as huge as films like Dhoom, Ek Tha Tiger," Anil Kapoor said.
For his role of encounter specialist Isaque Bhagwan,
Kapoor got a leaner look and has tried to make action scenes
"I had to work a lot on the physicality for this film.
I had to be physically fit as there were a lot of action
scenes. I had to look younger than what I am. There is one
portion where I had to look like a student, it is a tough
task. It was not very easy," Anil Kapoor said.
"I tried my best to look as convincing and real I
could. I had to lose seven to eight kilos and I hope people
appreciate that," he said.
Anil Kapoor, who is playing a role that is based on a real
life character (Isaque Bhagwan), said he finds it is both easy and
difficult to essay it.
"It becomes easy and difficult both. Easy because as
you get first hand information and difficult because of the
comparison," he said.