Reference makes actor's or filmmaker's work interesting: Anil Kapoor

Indo Asian News Service

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, who is playing Mumbai's retired encounter specialist ACP Isaque Bagwan - a real life character - in Sanjay Gupta's "Shootout At Wadala", feels that when you have a reference for a role, it makes an actor's job interesting.

"Somewhere I feel that it becomes less challenging. Sometimes you do such a character that does not have any reference point, so it becomes difficult. But like there are certain incidents which the story is based upon," the 56-year-old said Wednesday in an interview here.

"Besides, this film is inspired from the book 'Dongri To Dubai', few incidents have been taken from that book. So as an actor or director or filmmaker, your work becomes interesting. I would not say it becomes easy, but somewhere we enjoy doing that," he added.

Anil further says he got a lot of support from Isaque while playing the role.

Isaque was the one who shot gangster Manya Surve in November 1982, the first registered encountered by Mumbai police.

"In this film, I play ACP Isaque Bagwan. He is a real life person who did the first encounter in Bombay. So my character is inspired from him. I got a lot of support and help when I was doing this film. Before starting with the film, I met him, we talked and I enjoyed playing this role," Anil said.

Directed by Sanjay Gupta, "Shootout At Wadala" also stars John Abraham, Tusshar Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Kangna Ranaut and Mahesh Manjrekar and is slated for a May 1 release.

Melt away dirt, oil and makeup!

Try our one-step facial cleanser for the ultimate clean or our cleansing wipes for Purity on the go! Natural oil extracts condition and refresh skin.

Always be trading with every possible advantage.

Trade Stocks & ETFs. Get exclusive tools. And pay $7.95 for online U.S. equity trades—less than TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade. Open an account.

Going independent doesn't mean going it alone

Hear how Schwab’s consultants help you navigate the RIA transition and build the business you want for your clients—and future. Watch the videos.

In Deme

White Out

For Less Than the Cost of a Hamburger Meal

Get Identity Protection - includes 3-Bureau Credit Monitoring, Lost Wallet Protection, and much more! Get tips on protecting your identity and credit.

In Shift

Delta Reserve Credit Card

Earn Miles and MQMs with Miles Boost™. Learn More. Terms Apply.

In Zara

An Exceptional Lifestyle in North Stafford, VA

The ONLY new townhomes in Stafford’s most desirable community, where the amenities and location = a terrific lifestyle. From the upper $200s.