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Last Updated 17.10.2019 | 8:53 PM IST



Anil Kapoor to play Sardarji for the first time



Anil Kapoor never says die…or dye. In his 35-year career as a leading man, the ever-young Kapoor who has played everything possible from an autistic man in Eeshwar to an obese man in Badhaai Ho Badhaai to the Chief Minister in Nayak, now embarks on yet another untried path.

In his forthcoming film Mubaraka, Anil will play a turbaned Sikh for the first time.

Says the excited actor, “It would be an honour to play a Sardarji. I have a fabulous role in Mubaraka. I go into this film right after I complete the shooting of my television serial 24. Mubaraka would be the ideal stress-buster after the intense action and drama in 24.”

Anil has great regards for director Anees Bazmee. “He has made some of the biggest hits in the comedy genre without resorting to vulgar double meanings. Mubaraka too is completely free of any crudity, and that’s what I love about it. It is one of the most brilliant scripts I’ve come across in the comic genre.”

Significantly, this time writer-director Anees Bazmee would be directing a script written by another writer, in this case, by Balwinder Janjua.

Says Anil, “This is a rare occasion when Anees is not directing his own script. And what a script! I also get to work with my nephew Arjun Kapoor. We play chacha-bhatija in the film.”

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