Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor started his acting career with a dream of becoming a hero. Meanwhile, destiny had different plans for him, and he delivered some of the iconic villains on the big screen. However, the actor, who marked his debut in 1975, thought that his career was over within his initial ten years in the industry. Yes! The actor himself made this revelation in one of the recent episodes of The Kapil Sharma Show.
Shakti Kapoor reveals he wanted to quit Bollywood; recalls Kader Khan and Aruna Irani slapped him
For the unversed, Shakti along with Asrani, Paintal, and Tiku Talsania, appeared on TKSS’s Sunday special episode to celebrate the “Legendary Comedians of Indian Cinema”. Shakti candidly recalled receiving three slaps on the sets of his 1983 film Mawaali, which made him reconsider his career as an actor.
Kapoor narrated, “When I was giving my first shot in the film Kader Khan slapped me and I fell on the ground, then in the second shot Aruna Irani slapped me and I fell on the ground, the third time the same happened.”
He further elaborated, “Going through this I got worried thinking that my career is finished. K. Bapaiah was directing the film and Kader Khan was a part of the film. I went to Kader Khan and said I touch your feet please book my evening ticket. I don’t want to be a part of this film. My career is finished and I’m not married yet.”
As he continued, Shakti said, “Then Veeru Devgan who was the fight master in the film took me aside and said I have watched this film and if you need to get slapped, then get slapped, but don’t leave. Once the film releases you will get recognised for the role, and the same happened. When Mawaali was released it was a major hit and my character was appreciated.”
In the episode, Shakti also added, “Everyone wishes to be a hero and I too had the same dream. I did Zakhmee Insaan as the hero but unfortunately, the film didn’t work well. If a person is successful in doing comedy then he is a hero and if a person is successful in making an impact with a negative character then he is a hero too.”
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