Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who started his career as an assistant director, recently admitted that he was a ‘terrible’ AD.
Before making his Bollywood debut with Ishaqzaade in 2012, Arjun had assisted Nikkhil Advani on Kal Ho Naa Ho and Salaam-e-Ishq. At a recent talk show, he said that he was ‘horrible’ at his job as he came from a place of privilege.
“I was a terrible assistant when I started out. I was horrible. I thought it would be a piece of cake and I hate saying this, much like somebody who has grown up in an environment that is sheltered, I was sheltered, I was protected and I was privileged. Privileged does not only mean the financial aspect of it, it is about the security that you have from knowing you can make mistakes and stumble and learn along the way even without getting a qualification in place. I was allowed to do those things, I was allowed to make my mistakes without consequences that have bigger ramification ,” the acted said while speaking at a Clubhouse session
“I became an assistant on Kal Ho Naa Ho and I was a terrible one. Terrible in the sense, I used to sleep off on set, I used to walk in after Nikkhil sir, I used to do things that could be done in 15 minutes over four hours. I was just not very good but on set, I was very in love with the process. Then, I started working on Salaam-e-Ishq, I got better. So, I learnt on the job and I realised that I want to make films in some capacity or the other,” he further added.
Arjun will be next seen in Bhoot Police, which also stars Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam.