With a career spanning 45 years, megastar Anil Kapoor is an icon of artistic brilliance and resilience in Hindi film. As a testament to his lasting influence, Kapoor continues to inspire the younger generation of actors with his unparalleled work ethic and unwavering commitment to his craft.
During the promotions of Fighter, co-star Hrithik Roshan paid a heartfelt tribute to Kapoor’s impact on his journey as an actor. Roshan, visibly moved by Kapoor’s dedication, shared a memorable moment on set when Kapoor’s emotional portrayal stuck with him, underscoring his ability to infuse profound depth into characters even after four decades. “I told Sid (Siddharth Anand) I pray to God that I can maintain that kind of power in me to be able to give that kind of power,” said Roshan. Reflecting on their collaboration in the blockbuster film Animal, Ranbir Kapoor praised Kapoor’s infectious energy and described the experience as a tremendous learning opportunity. “He has a unique ability to effortlessly give different variations, switch between different emotions, and bring his characters to life with authenticity. Working with AK is an experience that I will never forget,” he said of Anil Kapoor.
Ranveer Singh, who worked with Kapoor on Dil Dhadakne Do, called him “a giant performer, a legend, and one of Hindi cinema’s finest”. Varun Dhawan, after sharing the screen with Kapoor in Jugjugg Jeeyo, acknowledged him as an institution and a role model for younger actors. Dhawan highlighted Kapoor’s passion, fitness, and determination as qualities that make him an exemplary figure for aspiring artists.
As Anil Kapoor continues to weave magic on the big screen, his legacy becomes a guiding light for generations, displaying that passion, authenticity, and dedication are timeless virtues in the ever-evolving world of entertainment.