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Anil Kapoor reveals why he has not shied away from doing women-centric films like Beta, Laadla and Judaai

Anil Kapoor continues to impress fans with his wonderful performances. Having worked in films like Beta, Laadla and Judaai which had stronger female characters, he shed light on why he never shied away from women-centric films.

In an interview with a daily, “When I did films like Judaai and a few others, a lot of industry people would wonder and get shocked at the same time that 'why I am doing films in which the role of a heroine is better than mine or maybe equal?'. That was the mindset of a few people.”

He added, “I would always go for films that either had a good role for me or the story was nice. Like sometimes either Madhuri Dixit Nene or Sridevi would get the best roles in the films that we acted in together. I did this for longevity."

Kapoor went on to say that he advised by industry insiders to not take up movies in which the heroine had a better role or an equal role. He also revealed that even today nobody is ready to do such roles.

He spilt some beans on his maiden production, Khubsoorat, where it was difficult to find lead opposite Sonam K Ahuja. He stated, “We faced a lot of problems while casting for the male lead for Khubsoorat. Nobody was ready to do it. All the leading men had refused to do the film. We still kept looking for an apt actor and Rhea (Kapoor) told me about Fawad Khan and showed me some of his work.”

Interestingly, Anil Kapoor Films Company has produced a total of three films so far, KhubsooratAisha and Veere Di Wedding, all of which revolved around women. Talking about it, he said, "As far as our company is concerned, Rhea is doing a good job of making films around women and she is doing it intentionally also because she loves it. I have always encouraged it. I think more producers should keep making films around women. And why do it with big stars only? Do it with every good actor.”

On the work front, Kapoor will be next seen in Pagalpanti, Karan Johar's Takht, Malang and the biopic on Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra where he will be sharing screen space with his son, Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor.

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-Manisha Karki

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