Anil Kapoor: You can play a cop again and again
Actor Anil Kapoor is one of Bollywood's favourite cops, thanks to his roles in movies such as ‘Ram Lakhan’ and ‘Race.’ He has donned the khaki uniform once again for his upcoming film ‘Malang.’
Actor Anil Kapoor is one of Bollywood's favourite cops, thanks to his roles in movies such as 'Ram Lakhan' and 'Race.' He has donned the khaki uniform once again for his upcoming film 'Malang.'
Bollywood has had many actors essaying the role of police officers. Asked what makes him a different cop in 'Malang,' Anil told IANS in Mumbai: "My early memories of cop is 'Ardh Satya'. Om Puri gave one of his finest performances in it.
I was really shaken up when I saw the film. I really loved the film. Om was terrific as a police officer. "Then of course, there was 'Zanjeer' which was a mainstream commercial film.
After that I think it was 'Ram Lakhan' - a mainstream commercial film where I played a cop who just wanted to be rich, even if he had to go against the system. I did other films as well where I played a cop", he said.
The list of actors playing police officers in films goes on. "There is Ajay (Devgn) who played a cop in 'Singham', Salman (Khan) in 'Dabangg'.
When this role (in 'Malang') was offered to me, first I said 'let me not do this role because I have already played a cop'. There is a tendency of people saying that 'You are playing a cop again," he added.