His looks and physique defy that he’s 58 years old, has three children and a three decade-long career as an actor behind him. Anil Kapoor credits it to his positivity towards life and to the fact that he’s not “delusional” about his age and status.
He was flattered by compliments that he is getting younger by the years. But he reminded generous mediapersons here on Tuesday that he’s indeed a father of three — Sonam, Rhea and Harshvardhan — and all of whom are above 20 years of age.
“I am not delusional. I know where I stand,” he said, and added that it is thus that he ensures he does a film like “Dil Dhadakne Do” where he gets to play his age and a father, as well as a movie like “Welcome Back”, where age is not so much of a consideration.
“Sometimes people live under the pretence that they are huge stars (and they think to themselves) ‘I’m a great actor, very good looking, great actor and very young too’…In my case, I know exactly where I stand.
“Everyday I think that I am very blessed and lucky that I am here at this stage. I am a happy person. I try to put positivity in whatever I do, in some or the other way,” added the actor, who believes that more than gym routines, its important to lead a healthy lifestyle for a fitter frame.
For now, he’s looking forward to entertaining the audience with “Welcome Back”, in which he reprises his role as Majnu Bhai from the 2007 entertainer “Welcome”.
He says that while it’s “not a great film”, but definitely a “happy and entertaining” one.
In the film, directed by Anees Bazmee, he is joined by an ensemble of actors like John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadia. “Welcome Back”, produced by Firoz Nadiadwala releases on Friday.