MUMBAI: A multi-talented personality of the Bollywood industry, Kunaal Roy Kapur is an actor, playwright and filmmaker and started his career with the Sony TV’s ‘Just Mohabbat’. He also did a cameo role in the 2007 film, ‘Loins of Punjab Presents’ opposite Shabana Azmi and Ishita Sharma. He was also seen in Panga Naa Lo.
Kunaal has also directed a few movies like ‘The President Is Coming’, adapting the play into a film, starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Shernaz Patel.
As an actor, he has appeared in six episodes of British-Indian comedy series, Mumbai Calling as a call centre operator. In terms of Bollywood, he acted in movies like Delhi Belly, Nautanki Saala, Azhar, Action Jackson, Hotel Milan, etc.
Hotel Milan was based on an anti-romeo squad. He then acted in an eight-episode web series, Going Viral, which aired on Amazon Prime. He also acted in Eros Now's comedy ‘Side Hero’.
He was also seen on web series TVF Tripling (season 1 and 2) as Pranav.
Tellychakar got in touch with the actor and he talks about travelling back to the time of Quit India Movement, being an architect and much more.
What’s one word or sentence that’s your ‘Takya Kalaam’?
“What are you saying?!”
What’s that one habit of yours that’s hard to let go?
Eating sweets. I think I’m addicted.
Which is that character of yours that you feel would be boring to meet in real life?
Taran, from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Sure, we loved him but in reality, he will be very boring. He was entertaining but as a person I don’t think he’d be that much fun.
Which song do you currently have on your mind?
I’ve been so busy that I’m not listening to any music. My current favourite song is ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’.
Which character or genre do you think can test your limits?
I don’t know about genres but when it comes to character, I think playing someone who is from a small town will be challenging because I’ve been born and brought up in an urban environment, in Bombay. So, to play someone who is more rooted in a two-tier city or a village would be very challenging for me. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it but that would definitely be a challenge.
If you were put in a time machine, Which part of the past or future would you like to travel to?
In the past. I would love to see the Dandi March or the Quit India Movement. That would be quite a historic time to be a part of. They were burning all the clocks and it stayed with me since I learnt about the Quit India Movement in school. I live quite close to ‘August Kranti Maidaan’ and that’s where the movement started. It would be cool if I could go back to the day when the movement had started.
What’s a question you think the media should stop asking?
“Are you afraid of being typecast?”
If not an actor, Kunaal Roy Kapur would’ve been what?
I would’ve been an architect. I don’t know if I would be a good one but at least I would be one.
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